The Illinois Supreme Court has upheld a decision to toss a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state's system of funding public school districts largely through property taxes.The high court issued its unanimous opinion Thursday, agreeing with a lower court ruling.Hundreds of public
We at Paper Machete have a new theme song this week -- it's "Pickin' Up the Pieces" by Fitz & the Tantrums -- and lots of stories about and for people who just aren't getting what they should.On our most recent episode, Kim Bellware talks about Syl Johnson, whose song "Different
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has promised to take on City Hall’s budget gap without raising taxes. But he’s taking a different tack with red ink at the school district he controls.
Emanuel on Tuesday defended a $150 million property-tax hike proposed by Chicago Public Schools last week.
Cities and towns of every size and scope are scrambling to make ends meet lately. Some are raising property taxes to pay for services, things like keeping cops on the beat and educating kids. Gary, Indiana, is in that situation, but it’s in a tangle.