After languishing for nearly two years in the Chicago City Council’s Rules committee, the Privatization Transparency and Accountability Ordinance was moved to the City Council’s Workforce Development and Audit Committee. The BGA, some aldermen and advocacy groups have repeatedly called for a hearing on the ordinance. The Workforce committee will review the ordinance with an eye toward moving it on to the full council for wider debate and a vote. The BGA favors a more open and accountable privatization process that safeguards against another Chicago parking meter deal kind of fiasco.
The future of a pilot program aimed at helping formerly incarcerated Chicago residents hangs in the balance after the company that was supposed to pay for it, cryptocurrency giant FTX, recently imploded amid allegations of fraud before paying most of its promised $1 million grant. FTX’s participation was announced to great fanfare by Mayor Lori…
The property tax sale process that can result in people losing their homes robs those communities of generational wealth, critics say. And Cook County’s last-chance fund to help make some of those homeowners whole is years behind in paying claims.
A Chalkbeat Chicago and Illinois Answers Project investigation revealed that despite student needs, high poverty districts have spent smaller portions of their ESSER funds in comparison to low poverty districts.
Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under a Creative Commons license.
Republish this article
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
PRIVATIZATION ORDINANCE FINALLY MOVES ON
by BGA, Illinois Answers Project
February 16, 2017