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Cook County Clerk Data Show 2013 TIF Revenue Down for Maywood, Other Suburbs; Orr Unveils New Online 'TIF Viewer'

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 || By Michael Romain 

Last month, Cook County Clerk David Orr unveiled a new online, interactive mapping tool called the “TIF Viewer” that tracks the annual revenue changes for Tax Increment Finance (TIF) districts in the county. 460 more words


Crime fiction and police fantasy

“Crime Fiction” by Nicholas Schmidle provides an additional perspective on Michael Brown’s death and the subsequent reaction against the police. The story examines the circumstances around the conviction of Tyrone Hood for the murder of Marshall Morgan, a talented basketball player at the illinois Institute of Technology. 350 more words


I Didn't Set Out to Become a Whistleblower

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I didn’t set out to become a whistleblower. As I launched my youngest child to college and adulthood, my intention was to expand my clinical psychologist/coach/disability technology practice so that I could make the world a welcoming and accessible place for people of all walks in life. 2,111 more words

Mental Health Clinics Should Be Reopened, Activists Say - Downtown - DNAinfo.com Chicago

This is something that “definitely”needs be addressed and immediately.  I personally have seen this influx  and a  witness to  more mental illness among the people. And with some medication, treatments  and a facility to handle it… it is imminent.   33 more words

Over 800,000 Cook County Residents Needed Food Assistance, Study Finds

CHICAGO (CBS) — A new study says a lot of Chicago area people continue to have a hard time feeding themselves and their families.

WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, The Hunger in America study finds that 808,000 people in Cook County–one in every six people–received items from food pantries, shelters or soup kitchens in the past year. 272 more words


Maywood's Fire and Police Pension Funds Among 10 Most Troubled In Suburban Cook County, According to BGA Analysis

Thursday, August 7, 2014 || By Michael Romain 

According to a recent analysis by the Better Government Association, dozens of suburban Cook County police and fire pension funds are “are in financial peril, putting retirement incomes at risk, as well as the fiscal health of numerous municipalities”–Maywood included. 411 more words


Bears Owe Cook County $4.1M In Amusement Taxes

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois appeals court says the Chicago Bears owe $4.1 million to Cook County in amusement taxes plus interest.

A three-judge panel at the 1st District Appellate Court posted its ruling Thursday on the dispute between the football team and the county. 86 more words