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Chicago Infrastructure Trust

Shelter From the Storm? The Entire Nation Has Infrastructure Lessons to Learn From Hurricane Sandy

Henry Henderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Spectacular storm Sandy immobilizes the biggest city in America, along with large swaths of the East Coast, and I find myself thinking about the most unspectacular stuff... infrastructure.

Patrick Svitek

Chicago Plan Tempts Other Mayors | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

The country's largest organization of mayors last week endorsed an infrastructure investment plan that its most vocal advocate brands a defiance of th...

Patrick Svitek

Rahm Emanuel Urges Cities To Chart Own Destiny | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's message to local municipalities waiting for federal assistance? Don't count on it. "We have to take our ...

Fool Us Twice? The Peril of Rahm Emanuel's Public Private Partnerships

Donald Cohen | Posted 07.01.2012 | Chicago
Donald Cohen

Chicago knows from experience how partnerships can sour. Emanuel's Infrastructure Trust, if done right, could be a new model for rebuilding urban infrastructure. Done wrong, it'll be just another hand off of public assets to private control.

Finance Expert Predicts We'll "Rue The Day"

Tom Tresser | Posted 06.27.2012 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

Chicago City Council voted 41 - 7 with two aldermen absent. Hey, that's two more nay votes than the parking meter scam got. We're making progress.

Matt Sledge

Chicago Infrastructure Trust Passes But Unanswered Question Remains: Who Benefits? | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.24.2012 | Chicago

Before a proposal to create a Chicago Infrastructure Trust passed Tuesday, debate hinged on one question that critics say is still unanswered: whether...

Should Chicagoans Trust The Infrastructure Trust?

Posted 04.24.2012 | Chicago

Updated Story Chicago's City Council approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Chicago Infrastructure Trust ordinance in a 41-7 vote Tuesday, a measure that ha...

The Trust Is Bust

Amisha Patel | Posted 06.24.2012 | Chicago
Amisha Patel

Mayor Emanuel's ordinance does not protect Chicago working families. It creates a new level of systemic inequity. Stand with working families and vote no on the Chicago Infrastructure Trust.

Trust the Trust?

Joe Moreno | Posted 06.23.2012 | Chicago
Joe Moreno

Today, I'll vote yes for the Infrastructure Trust Ordinance because I'm confident that it will prove to be an essential positive for our city. Putting my head in the sand, while our great city crumbles around us is not something I'm willing to do.

Vote On Rahm's Infrastructure Plan Delayed Amid Scrutiny

Posted 04.19.2012 | Chicago

A City Council vote on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's much-publicized Chicago Infrastructure Trust was, in what was somewhat of a surprise twist, deferred Wedne...

Can We Put Our Trust in the Infrastructure Trust

Ed Shurna | Posted 06.17.2012 | Chicago
Ed Shurna

There are too many unanswered questions. Let's make sure this is not another parking meter scandal. Let's take the time to put in the necessary safeguards.

Rahm's Infrastructure Plan Criticized Ahead Of City Council Vote

Posted 04.16.2012 | Chicago

A number of Chicago aldermen and community activists alike are ramping up criticism of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's $7 billion "new Chicago" infrastructure pl...

The Trust Fund Mayor?

Chicago Reader | Ben Joravsky | Posted 06.11.2012 | Chicago

Everybody's talking about Mayor Emanuel's proposal to create a "trust fund" that would use private money to build infrastructure, though nobody seems ...

Consider Yourself Briefed (On the Trust)

Tom Tresser | Posted 06.09.2012 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

I will state my bias plainly for all Huffington Post readers. I don't trust The Trust. It's not privatization. It's worse: it's corporatization

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Rolls Out Public Relations Razzle-Dazzle

David Ormsby | Posted 06.03.2012 | Chicago
David Ormsby

In the spite of the public relations razzle-dazzle, the substance of the mayor's strategy is unshakably sound.

Can Rahm Bring 30,000 Jobs To Chicago?

Posted 03.29.2012 | Chicago

Updated story Mayor Rahm Emanuel has unveiled a $7 billion infrastructure plan he says will create jobs for roughly 30,000 unemployed Chicagoans. ...