The changes to the bill by Illinois' House Speaker and Mayor Rahm Emanuel remove controversial language requiring a Chicago property tax increase to ease the city's pension crisis. But the changes may end up being more political than practical.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn won’t say whether he backs a partial fix to Chicago’s troubled pension systems. The blueprint from Mayor Rahm Emanuel would raise property taxes by $50 million a year for the next five years.
Today Governor Pat Quinn visited Chicago-area volunteers who’ve been collecting relief supplies for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. He promised to try and secure a plane to ship thousands of boxes of donated goods to Manila.