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Novara: As Chicago votes, the city's racial segregation problem must receive more attention

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.02.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

A renewed focus has been cast on the future of the city of Chicago with a mayoral runoff election set for April 7. One of the most important issues fa...

Civic Federation Says Illinois Needs a Higher Income Tax

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.15.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The Civic Federation, the respected, Chicago-based fiscal watchdog, is hardly a bastion of tax-and-spend liberalism. Yet this week, for the second time in less than a year, it issued a warning that the state had put itself in serious financial danger when it allowed its personal and corporate income tax rates to fall by 25 percent on Jan. 1.

Congestion Pricing: Paying Extra To Drive In The Fast Lane?

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Already plagued by the nation's third-worst traffic congestion with little hope of building a way out of gridlock, Chicago-area motorists need to seri...