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dc.contributor Emmans, Sarah
dc.contributor Lawson, Michael
dc.contributor Posner, Paul
dc.contributor Conlan, Tim
dc.contributor Armstrong, Andrew
dc.contributor.author Shafroth, Frank
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-06T18:20:24Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-06T18:20:24Z
dc.date.issued 2013-09-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/10238
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.relation.hasversion https://fiscalbankruptcy.wordpress.com/the-reports/
dc.subject Chicago
dc.subject Schools
dc.subject Education
dc.subject Law enforcement
dc.subject Infrastructure
dc.subject Pension obligations
dc.subject Long-term debt
dc.title Chicago Case Study
dc.type Technical Report
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.13021/G86C7X


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