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Eight Forty-Eight for 08.20.12
August 20, 2012
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'Eight Forty-Eight' for 08.20.12
It's Monday and host Tony Sarabia is back!
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#848: we're looking at issues with pensions and foreclosures & what local and state gov't is trying to do about them. http://bit.ly/ScBdorWBEZ
First, WBEZ statehouse reporter Tony Arnold, recently back from Springfield,
looks at the state of pension reform after Friday’s special legislative session.
Quinn says he'll start grassroots campaign on pension reformIllinois Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to start a campaign to boost support for changes to state pension systems.
There's actually a whole website devoted just to reforming the Illinois pension system:
Illinois is Broke - Illinois' Pension Crisis Affects EveryoneWhat is the problem? Illinois' pension plans for state workers and teachers are facing a crisis - they are seriously underfunded and have...
"I don't know what kind of campaign the governor can run to change individual legislators minds about pensions" @WBEZnews Tony Arnold #848WBEZ
We have some sad news today: Lombard mayor William Mueller died over the weekend from West Nile virus. We met with Mueller (who was such a devoted fan to his town that he was known to "bleed purple", a reference to their annual Lilac Festival) when we went to the village for our series
Race: Out Loud
Live from Maxfields: How diversity has changed in the western suburbsEight Forty-Eight goes to Chicago suburb Lombard on Monday morning, where we'll try to figure out how diverse the area is, how much i...
Later in the week we'll be looking at West Nile virus, and how it's affecting Chicago.
West Nile Hits Hard Around Dallas, With Fear of Its SpreadThe high number of infections and deaths from the mosquito-borne disease marks the nation's worst outbreak of West Nile in a year that ha...
We're also looking at eminent domain, a tactic being considered by t
he Chicago City Council to curb foreclosures.
columnist Dennis Rodkin, Ald. Roberto Maldonado and Northwestern University law professor David Dana examine how it would work and if it could fly. Once we teach you what eminent domain is, call
to let us know if you think this is a good idea -- and this post should give you a jump on getting those ideas flowing.
But what IS eminent domain? This post helps explain it a little:
Chicago considers eminent domain to curb foreclosuresWhat is eminent domain anyway? An idea that the Chicago City Council is considering to fight foreclosures but that probably won't get...
And now off to WBEZ to discuss: should the city use eminent domain to seize, adjust home loans? On after 9. Call in: (855) 848-5551Dennis Rodkin
San Bernandino is one place in the U.S. that's considered using eminent domain, but their local government has also balked at the idea.
Eminent domain tactic called unnecessaryA group of officials formed to weigh the strategy in San Bernardino County met Thursday for a second time to discuss using eminent domain...
The music you're hearing today is by
Brandon & Ross
, a Jazz American fusionist band that Tony Sarabia found while perusing the Evanston Farmers Market. We're learning a lot today, so hopefully they'll teach us what a Jazz American fusionist sounds like.
Brandon & Ross join #848 and play "Honeysuckle Rose"wbezchicago