Interview with Ben Joravsky on old Chicago machine politics and new TIF reforms

TIF reforms in chicago and old Chicago machine politics

PHOTO: RICH HEIN/SUN-TIMES MEDIA Talking TIFs and old Chicago Politics with Ben Joravsky @joravben. In honor of his 35th year as an elected official, Cook County clerk David Orr did what he does best: he irritated the hell out of a powerful mayor. In this case, the mayor was Rahm Emanuel, though in the past it’s …

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David Orr’s WBEZ interview on gay marriage

Listen to Cook County Clerk David Orr’s interview on WBEZ below. [audio:https://www.davidorr.org/orr/wp-content/uploads/same-sex-marriage-interview.mp3] “I am thrilled the Illinois House today passed marriage equality, and I eagerly await the Senate’s seal of approval and Governor Quinn’s signature. “Same-sex couples throughout the state will at long last be able to declare their legally-recognized commitment to each other within …

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Illinois State Bill would ravage Tenant Law, Alderman David Orr says

Illinois State Bill would ravage Tenant Law, Alderman David Orr says By James Strong Several Chicago aldermen and community activist groups charged Monday that real estate interests have backed a move in Springfield to pass legislation to weaken the city’s tenants rights ordinance and similar laws in 15 other communities. Legislation sponsored by Rep. Larry …

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