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Cook County Board Tue Jan 06 2009

Stroger Defends Borrowing

Last week we followed up on County Commissioner Forrest Claypool's claim that the County could sustain services and spending without the heavy borrowing Board President Todd Stroger said would be necessary.

Stroger has responded to Claypool (from the Clout Street blog):

Without the bond issues, nearly half of which would be used for operating expenses, "there's an instant effect that will be felt by people," Stroger countered. "You are going to see something major happen. Court cases will last long. You won't be able to hire a state's attorney or public defenders. The hospital won't be able to hire the doctors and nurses that they need."

 
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Parents Still Steaming, but About More Than Just Boilers

By Phil Huckelberry / 2 Comments

It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents remain irate at the CPS response to date. More...

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Substance, Not Style, the Source of Rahm's Woes

By Ramsin Canon / 2 Comments

It's not surprising that some of Mayor Emanuel's sympathizers and supporters are confusing people's substantive disputes with the mayor as the effect of poor marketing on his part. It's exactly this insular worldview that has gotten the mayor in hot... More...

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