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12.07.18

On December 4 the City of Chicago closed on a deal to refund $673 million of its General Obligation bonds with bonds issued by the Sales Tax Securitization Corporation (STSC). The City Created the STSC in October 2017 after such corporations were authorized by the Illinois General Assembly as...

11.30.18

As part of the FY2016 budget approval process during fall of 2015, the City of Chicago for the first time imposed a waste removal fee of $9.50 per month on approximately 600,000 residents already receiving waste removal services provided by City of Chicago employees. Chicago residences receiving...

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The MWRD has contributed an amount above the actuarially determined contribution amount to its pension fund since F… https://t.co/o3hbNhWHvp
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Without reforms to benefits and contributions, the Forest Preserve District’s pension fund is projected to run out… https://t.co/DyHwJ7uEGv
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With personnel related costs making up the largest share of the City of Chicago’s expenses, collective bargaining a… https://t.co/0ButIQ9AwJ