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Fioretti calls for diversion of TIF funds to CPS, criticizes mayor for school closings

Ald. Robert Fioretti took to the stage at a City Club of Chicago luncheon Monday to voice both his support for proposed state legislation that would redirect tax-increment-financing dollars to Chicago’s public schools and his frustrations with the mayoral administration’s handling of school closings and other CPS-related matters.

“Avoidance behavior” in Springfield added to pension crisis, Rep. Roskam says

U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam is the latest to use a City Club of Chicago luncheon to weigh in on Illinois’ over $100 billion unfunded pension liability, telling the audience Tuesday that “avoidance behavior” in Springfield contributed to the state’s pension mess.

The Chief Deputy Whip from Wheaton said that in comparison to other Midwest states, Illinois failed to make the structural changes necessary to solve the pension crisis.

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