Emanuel, like Daley before him, will end up getting exactly what he wants: to take a victory lap and be feted for being an enlightened, progressive environmental steward, and to have no one notice when it all turns out to be a sham.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner must ignore Illinois’ “Dumbocrats” who are intent on imposing Chicken Little nonsense on the citizens of Illinois, as it’s a recipe for disaster.
The administrators who run Chicago Public Schools, the taxpayers who fund the district and CPS parents have a real mess on their hands. CPS is facing a $500 million budget shortfall for the 2015-16 school year alone. Altogether, the district is over $1 billion in the hole, and the debt CPS is carrying has been labeled “junk” by Fitch Ratings, Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s.