When our leaders put short-term budget relief above the long-term public interest by handing over control of public services and assets to the private sector, too often the public foots the bill for too little in return.
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.
It may be the dog days of summer, but one local state senate campaign is taking no holiday. Democratic state senate candidate John Mulroe is already launching his first political attack of the general election.