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dc.contributor Emmans, Sarah
dc.contributor Lawson, Michael
dc.contributor Posner, Paul
dc.contributor Conlan, Tim
dc.contributor Armstrong, Andrew Shafroth, Frank 2016-05-06T18:20:24Z 2016-05-06T18:20:24Z 2013-09-01
dc.description.abstract Chicago, after a significant effort to remake itself into a global city today confronts unprecedented challenges. The city took a serious turn for the worse during the first decade of the new century. The gleaming towers, swank restaurants, and smart shops remain, but Chicago is experiencing a decline different from other large cities. It is a troubled place, one falling behind its large urban brethren and presenting a host of challenges for Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Challenges confronting the city’s fiscal future are: schools, which one commentator cited as “almost insoluble;” police—crime—gangs (also “almost insoluble”); infrastructure (on which the mayor has earned very high marks); pensions, where Chicagoans’ long-term debt and pension obligations per capita rose 185% since 2002—which are inextricably linked to the state; and bringing jobs back to Chicago. These challenges come as state and federal aid are reduced.
dc.description.sponsorship This project was made possible with the generous support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Center for State and Local Government Leadership, George Mason University
dc.subject Chicago en_US
dc.subject Schools en_US
dc.subject Education en_US
dc.subject Law enforcement en_US
dc.subject Infrastructure en_US
dc.subject Pension obligations en_US
dc.subject Long-term debt en_US
dc.title Chicago Case Study
dc.type Technical Report

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