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Chicago utility tax likely to pass, but it won’t fix the city’s money woes

Fran SpielmanThe Chicago Sun-Times

Sep 14, 2016

This article originally appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times.

Chicago Utility tax 1 The Chicago City Council is expected to OK a new utility tax on Wednesday, but even that will not be enough by itself to save the city’s biggest pension fund. | File photo

Mayor Rahm Emanuel likes to “put points on the board” and take a victory lap every time he does.

Expect more of the same on Wednesday, even though the “victory” means more pain for Chicago homeowners and businesses already reeling from $838 million in property…

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