What followed was a $1.6 million deal for a Lightfoot donor who supplied used laptops and iPads, some of which didn’t work for remote learning.
Las Escuelas de Chicago Necesitaban Computadoras. Fue Entonces Cuando La Alcaldesa Envió un Correo Electrónico Avalando Por Un “Tipo Muy Bueno”.
Lo que siguió fue un acuerdo de $1.6 millones para un contribuyente de la campaña de Lightfoot que suministró computadoras portátiles y iPads usadas, algunas de las cuales no funcionaron para el aprendizaje virtual.
Fact-Check: No, USPS Isn’t Operating With a Multibillion Dollar Surplus
U.S. Representative Darin LaHood said he voted against legislation to infuse the postal service with $25 billion because the agency is operating with “a $12 billion surplus.” But USPS has operated at a net loss since 2007.
Chicago’s Push to Buy Computers for Remote Learning Hit Snags. New Challenges Await This Fall.
Illinois districts face looming tech costs, fiscal uncertainty.
Vence Obstáculos, El Empeño de Chicago en Comprar Computadoras para El Aprendizaje por Remoto. Nuevos Retos para Este Otoño.
Los distritos de Illinois enfrentan inminentes costos tecnológicos, inseguridad fiscal.
Lightfoot Pushing to Make TIFs More Equitable but Changes Lacking for Critics She’s Tried to Win Over
Chicago’s mayor has long-promised to reform how special tax funds are spent on private projects. Her first move is a step but isn’t big enough for some.
Fact-Check: FOP Attack on Consent Decrees Falls Short
The head of the city’s police union claims studies show consent decrees reining in officer conduct are unsuccessful and are often followed by an uptick in crime.
Rauner, Pritzker Tax Disclosures Rich in Avoidance
Illinois’ wealthiest candidates for governor have disclosed little when it comes to their personal finances. But what they have revealed indicates they leverage tax code flexibility out of reach for most.
Rauner, Pritzker Shun Transparency Even When It Might Help
In refusing to release comprehensive tax information, wealthy rivals forego a possibility of debunking specious attacks about their finances.
Illinois Tax Reform Sideshow Long on Gimmicks, Short on Solutions
Politicians peddle an array of fiscal tonics to cure what ails Illinois. Rarely do they consider the property, income and sales taxes as part of a system that requires a comprehensive overhaul.