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“Founded in 1869, The Standard Club was long a who’s who of Chicago Jewish business leaders”

CHICAGO TRIBUNE The Standard Club, long the social nexus for Chicago’s Jewish leaders, is closing May 1 amid financial struggles by Robert Channick March 5, 2020 For more than 150 years, The Standard Club has been the social nexus for … Continue reading

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In Chicago: Kosher Milt’s Barbecue sold to employees, “will continue charitable giving as a key part of the business model”

JTA Employees become owners at Chicago’s beloved kosher barbecue restaurant by Yvette Alt Miller January 21, 2020 A group of longtime employees is taking ownership of Milt’s Barbecue for the Perplexed, the popular kosher restaurant here that has been donating … Continue reading

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“Connecting the dots between high taxes, unsustainable pension costs and slow economic growth is a practice many elected officials in Chicago and Illinois would rather we shut up about”

CHICAGO TRIBUNE No, we won’t shut up about the Illinois Exodus. Latest downside: Chicago’s top real estate investors are shopping elsewhere Editorial Board January 2, 2020 Several recent Chicago Tribune stories on tax hikes and population losses may have caught … Continue reading

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The Illinois financial crisis: “Outside of unfunded state employee pension obligations, no other challenge facing legislators poses a greater threat to the state’s long-term prosperity”

CRAINS The other financial storm threatening to capsize Illinois’ economy by Joe Cahill December 10, 2019 We’ll soon find out if Illinois lawmakers are serious about easing the state’s unsustainable property tax burden. As you may know, Illinois has the … Continue reading

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“Chicagoans are about to learn how their mayor wants to meet the high costs of school district and City Hall spending”

CHICAGO TRIBUNE Who will bear the burden of CTU’s generous new contract? Take a guess. Editorial Board November 18, 2019 Tapped-out Chicago taxpayers will not be surprised to learn there is no secret stash of money in the basement at … Continue reading

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Chicago area Jews and Jewish facilities surveilled by Iranian regime; indictment doesn’t identify targets

TIMES OF ISRAEL 2 Iranians accused of spying on Jewish, Israeli targets in US plead guilty by Staff November 6, 2019 Two Iranians who were charged with collecting information on Israeli and Jewish targets in the US and on opponents … Continue reading

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“The only option for Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the city council is restructuring the city’s massive debts. In other words: bankruptcy”

PJ MEDIA Will Chicago Be the Largest U.S. City to Declare Bankruptcy? by Rick Moran September 14, 2019 The city of Chicago is in dire fiscal and financial straits with an almost billion dollar budget deficit, bonds rated at junk … Continue reading

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