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Tuesday
Jul312012

BGA Special Investigation: Public Debt Crisis Hits Home Town, Illinois

Des Plaines, Evanston, and Oak Park were featured in a special BGA investigation on municipal debt and how different cities are coping.  Barbara Rose, the reporter conducting most of the research, was quite interested in the recent local battle over my resolutuion to protect casino revnue for debt and infrastructure investment

Of the 10 casinos in the State, I'm proud to have lead and passed the only resultion like it.  We need to continue to lead by example.  

"We need to be able to support essential city services without casino revenue," said Ald. Matthew Bogusz, chairman of the Finance Committee. "Relying on this casino revenue is like gambling itself."

Read the complete report.