Fran Spielman interviews Dorothy Brown about city lottery, naming rights sales to cover $1B pension spike

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Reporter Fran Spielman interviews Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County and mayoral candidate Dorothy Brown in the Sun-Times newsroom Friday, November 2, 2018. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times

Mayoral candidate Dorothy Brown on Friday proposed a city lottery, the sale of naming rights to government buildings — including O’Hare and Midway Airports — and advertising on city vehicles to chip away at a $1 billion spike in pension payments.

“We have to look at creative ways of financing. Something that we haven’t really looked at. What about a city-sponsored lottery? We probably contribute the most to the [Il.] lottery. So why not have a city-sponsored lottery to bring those billions of dollars right here to help solve that pension crisis?” Brown said on The Fran Spielman Show.

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