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Chicago’s Debt Is Worse Than You Thought

Is Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot considering bankruptcy? How does Chicago have the highest taxpayer burden even though we have balanced budget requirements? Truth in Accounting Founder, Sheila Weinberg joins Dan and Amy to discuss their new report on the biggest taxpayer burden in major metro areas.

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Math Is Not An Opinion

Illinois municipalities are seeing the results of broken pension funds in real time. And it's not just struggling cities either – even North Shore communities like Evanston are feeling the pinch. When will politicians wake up to the realities in front of them? On this installment of Illinois Rising, Dan Proft and Illinois Policy Marketing Manager Eric Kohn discuss the financial realities Illinois politicians refuse to confront and the prospects that might only get worse after the election. They also discuss the Illinois Republican Party's refusal to compete in what could be competitive elections across the state.

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“Everything Is Fine”- IL Gets Another F For Financial Health

How does Illinois stack up against our midwestern neighbors? Where are we going to find more money to prop up the status quo? If we liquidated everything would we even be able to pay off the pension liabilities? How did we get to the point where our debt is at $50k per taxpayer? TruthinAccouting.org's Sheila Weinberg joins Dan and Amy with a new report on IL's financial health. 

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IL Deserves Lower Than F Grade

Is everyone in the state willing to write a check for $50,800 to send to Springfield to catch government up with its unfunded pensions? Not to mention the City of Chicago’s pension debt and the other 651 cities in Illinois not funding theirs. Founder and CEO of Truth In Accounting, Sheila Weinberg joins Dan and Amy with an updated financial picture of Illinois in all of its gory detail.

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Assessing Republican And Democratic Leadership In IL

Mike Madigan was just re-elected to a record sixth term as chairman of the Illinois Democratic Party, a position he has held while also reining as House Speaker. Though his track record has been disastrous for the state, are the current leading voices in the Republican Party effective at offering an alternative? On this edition of Illinois Rising, Pat Hughes and Brian Timpone discuss Madigan's leadership in his party and how one of Bruce Rauner's prominent surrogates is off base attacking conservatives. They also get expert analysis from Truth in Accounting CEO Sheila Weinberg on the pension crises in Harvey, North Chicago and throughout the state of Illinois.

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