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Recommended Resolutions for Rahm in 2012

By | Celeste Meiffren
Field Director

Here are some recommendations for what Rahm’s New Year’s Resolutions ought to be so City Hall gets the reform that it needs.

Burned by Sears?

By | Celeste Meiffren
Field Director

Illinois lawmakers are up in arms about Sears' announcement to close 120 Sears and Kmart stores nationally.

Job creation

By | Celeste Meiffren
Field Director

Last week, the Chicago Community Development Commission approved a tax increment financing project that will "create" 500-650 permanent jobs lasting ten years by relocating Sara Lee's meat division, MeatCo’s headquarters. The project is going to cost Chicago taxpayers up to $6.5 million dollars.

Money for something

By | Celeste Meiffren
Field Director

States are spending billions of dollars per year on corporate tax credits, cash grants and other economic development subsidies that often require little if any job creation and lack wage and benefit standards covering workers at subsidized companies. These are the key findings of Money for Something: Job Creation and Job Quality Standards in State Economic Development Subsidy Programs, a 51-state “report card” study published by Good Jobs First, a non-profit, non-partisan research center based in Washington, DC.

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