Saturday, July 31, 2010

City discloses $655-million 2011 budget hole

Chicago now faces a projected $654.7-million budget hole — equivalent to a stunning 20% of its operating account — in 2011

hole was filled only by drawing down hundreds of millions of dollars in reserves from the city's lease of parking meters and other assets.

 

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Hinsdale school documents: Suit seeks access to documents by Hinsdale High School District 86 board member

District 86 has repeatedly denied board member Dianne Barrett access to district documents relevant to special education operations. It names District 86 Superintendent Nicholas Wahl and board president Dennis Brennan.

Members of governing bodies are essentially entitled to access anything they need to execute their duties effectively

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Chemtool Hurdles Rising

WIFR Channel 23 reports the following regarding Chemtool, James Athens and the construction unions.

 
Storms is with a local trade union and is referring to Chemtool's President Jim Athens. He feels the company's falling short on pledged commitments to the community.

Athans' dismissing the fact that he's not hiring locally. He says the majority of his current construction workers are from the area except a McHenry County-based concrete company that turned in a better bid. As far as looking elsewhere, he's aware of other sites in Illinois and Indiana but wouldn't give any specifics.

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