Preckwinkle criticized a city program aimed in part at increasing the supply of affordable housing in better-off neighborhoods that have high rents.
Lightfoot’s claim is accurate, but it does little to reinforce the portrait she is drawing of a reformer who improved police accountability.
Now, Pritzker is the state’s chief executive — and the one painting tax policies in overly broad strokes.
With a runoff for the top two vote-getters all but certain, we decided to revisit some of the questionable things candidates have been saying.
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.