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Chicagoans, You Each Owe $45k

What is the common thread between cities with poor financial standings besides having Democrats as mayors? How is Chicago going to pay off $36 billion in unfunded pension liabilities when that number is 5x the City’s annual budget? In order to begin trying to tackle the debt in Chicago, city officials must either raise taxes or spend less. What is tax and spend Tiny Dancer going to choose? Founder and CEO of Truth in Accounting, Sheila Weinberg joins Dan and Amy to discuss a new report on the financial stability of the nation's 75 most populous cities.

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On this edition of "Illinois Rising", Dan Proft and Jacob Huebert, Senior Attorney with the Liberty Justice Center, discuss a teacher strike in McHenry County, a strike by Chicago taxi drivers that went largely unnoticed, and child care providers who were forced to pay fees to a government union.