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Recycling Competition

By | Celeste Meiffren
Field Director

The "managed competition" recycling experiment officially starts today in Chicago-- where public employees will go head to head with private contractors to determine who can deliver the most efficient, cost-effective recycling service for the City of Chicago.

Midway Airport Lease Resurgence

By | Celeste Meiffren
Field Director

Is the deal to lease Midway Airport to a private company coming back?

Are TIFs Really Worth It?

By | Celeste Meiffren
Field Director

Yesterday, Chicago's Inspector General, Joseph Ferguson, released a report, "Budget Options for the City of Chicago," detailing a grab bag of solutions to Chicago's ailing budget-- to the tune of almost $3 billion. His recommendations include several options to increase revenue, increase efficiency and cut waste.

A More Transparent Cook County

By | Celeste Meiffren
Field Director

Yesterday, Cook County released an unprecedented amount of data on their website: http://data.cookcountyil.gov/.

Using the same technology as the City of Chicago's Data Portal, Cook County has posted data related to economic development, county finances, public safety, property and taxation, and more.

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