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.
The mayor’s office wants to regulate companies like Lyft, Uber and Sidecar, which match people who need rides to people with cars. But the proposed rules don’t go far enough for taxi and livery car companies