Sunday chowdah.



Data shows that about 85% of CTPF annuitants live in the State of Illinois, and about 50% of those annuitants live in the City of Chicago.

CTPF benefit payments contribute:

  • $1.2 billion in direct payments to annuitants in the State of Illinois
  • $1.7 billion in total economic impact in the State of Illinois
  • $606 million in payments to annuitants in the City of Chicago
  • $885 million in total economic impact on the City of Chicago

Pension benefit payments and their ripple effect help support jobs including:

  • 2,949 jobs in the State of Illinois
  • 6,613 jobs in the City of Chicago alone

We call upon the legislators of the State of Illinois to examine the facts about pensions and to understand that CTPF annuitants value their benefits – but more importantly – spend their benefits at home in Illinois. CTPF



Chicago Public Schools has admitted a teacher screening process used since 2012 discriminated against black and Latino applicants.

The process blocked many applicants of color from even getting interviews.

The district agreed the process was unfair and halted it after WBEZ learned of the disparity this year through a Freedom of Information Act request.

According to 2015 data released by CPS, which got the data from the private company that conducted the screenings, 74 percent of the 2,417 white applicants advanced to the pool of potential hires. Of the 430 Latino candidates, 58 percent made it. And of the 729 black candidates, just 45 percent made it.

CPS officials didn’t have an explanation for the disparity.  WBEZ



Clinton’s remarks during paid speeches to Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, and other groups were leaked online Friday afternoon by WikiLeaks. Clinton, who was paid upwards of $225,000 per speech, earned more than $22 million on the paid speaking circuit after resigning as secretary of state.

The excerpts are revealed in an email from Tony Carrk, the research director of the Clinton campaign, to John Podesta, the campaign chairman, and other top campaign officials. Carrk, who did not respond to a request for comment, highlighted in the memo the most politically damaging quotes from each paid speech, under headers including “CLINTON ADMITS SHE IS OUT OF TOUCH,” “CLINTON SAYS YOU NEED TO HAVE A PRIVATE AND PUBLIC POSITION ON POLICY,” and “CLINTON REMARKS ARE PRO KEYSTONE AND PRO TRADE.”

The wealth Clinton accumulated was a topic at the paid events. Intercepts

2 Replies to “Sunday chowdah.”

  1. It’s far less damaging then I thought it would be. Pelosi just said no TPP….and pushing public maybe I am being optimistic but Hillary is more malleable than O so we me be OK IF progressives and unions can get their act together and push her.I know I am being a bit dreamy here.

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