Her claim that Daley somehow paved the way for the role Rauner played in the state’s protracted budget impasse lacks substance.
The claim follows a well-worn partisan script in which a candidate blows out of proportion a minor piece of legislation an opponent once supported.
In a recent TV ad, McCarthy invokes yet again his four-plus years at the helm of the Chicago Police Department.
City Colleges did cut its property tax levy under Chico. Still, the breaks he oversaw were so modest that it is doubtful Chicago homeowners noticed.
Preckwinkle’s ad is partially accurate and leaves out important details, so we we rate it Half True.
The problem with that sweeping generalization is that some U.S. cities with commuter taxes are thriving.
Having a proven track record as a school fix-it specialist could be a big plus for Vallas. But how valid are his claims? We decided to take a look.
Garry McCarthy claims a dramatic reduction in officer-involved shootings when he was head of CPD. He stretches the facts by claiming total credit.
The Daley ad fails to make clear is that he is only promising to freeze a portion of the various property tax levies that make up a typical bill.
Republican governors — in charge of Illinois from 1977-2003, also had a big role in putting the state in a financial quagmire.
It’s common practice for office seekers to complain with a broad brush about tax burdens. But such sweeping statements often oversimplify the issue.
Even with Mendoza’s support, however, the initial House vote on the measure was 59 to 58, one short of the 60-vote majority needed for passage.
A Vallas spokesman followed up later to explain the statement his candidate had characterized as “pretty clear” needed some clarification.
The issues that have defined the contest so far, including gun violence, pension debt and public education, will remain important throughout the race.