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  1. Humboldt1
    09-29-2015 11:41 AM - permalink
    The large dead zones are not the problem. Get rid of the poor black population and these areas will get better. Unless areas are toxic waste zones their proximity to downtown Chicago makes them very attractive to redevelopment if you are able to displace current low income blacks.
  2. Humboldt1
    05-16-2015 09:17 AM - permalink
    We will certainly need to raise taxes and cut city services. Do you think your benefits will be cut as well? Or do you think that taxpayers just need to pay more to honor your promised benefits?

    I work for a bank with a two tier pension system. Those who started before 2002 get a much better pension than those us who started later. Older employees get 30 to 40k per year (based on annuity payments from 1MM fund) and people like me get a lump sum of 300 to 400k.

    I know a lot of teachers do not make in excess of 100k, but average pension of 78k seems like a lot to me.

    As a retired teacher you might make 75k per year now, but I see this as not increasing much over time to allow the state to dig itself out of tis mess.

    Taxes will certainly go up and services will be cut but public employees will also bear some of the burden.

    Your thoughts?

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