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Council Hiking Chicago Phone Fees To Fund Pension Systems

CHICAGO (CBS) — Aldermen have approved a plan to hike the city’s monthly 911 surcharge on phone bills by 56 percent to help shore up the city’s pension funds, and avoid a property tax hike before next year’s elections. 190 more words


Quinn Signs Legislation For Chicago Pension Overhaul

UPDATE: 3:42 p.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — Governor Quinn signed legislation Monday to overhaul the City of Chicago’s pension system.

The pension reform plan, proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and approved by lawmakers two months ago, would open the door for the city to raise property taxes by $50 million a year for five years. 366 more words


Emanuel: Fee Increase Needed To Make 911 Operations Self-Sufficient

CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Emanuel says it’s “premature” to say if a higher tax on phone bills could be used to reduce the property tax hike he’s planned to help shore up the pension system, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore. 199 more words


Three weeks gone and still no phone

Turkey has been awesome so far. Pretty much everyone has been super helpful. But as is the case with most bureaucratic systems, I’ve run into a couple of issues here and there, but the main one has been my phone. 428 more words


Ann Schwab says pay the phone tax or she's going to cut public safety again

At last night’s council meeting, Ann Schwab, Andy Holcombe, Scott Gruendl and Jim Walker all threatened public safety with further cuts if the phone tax is not passed. 174 more words

Let’s give Salford, Swinton & Eccles superfast broadband – without an unfair phone tax

I have today welcomed new Conservative plans to deliver the roll out of superfast broadband at speeds of up to 100 Mbps across Salford, Swinton and Eccles by 2017.   303 more words