Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinklewants county employees to pay more toward health care costs and pension plans as part of a long-term strategy to rein in spending.
"We're now in a position where public employees are seen as privileged in relation to the rest of the population because we have both decent salaries and very good benefits," Preckwinkle said Wednesday at a news conference marking her first 100 days in office.
She said the 4 percent share employees pay of their health care costs is "just not sustainable."
Chicago Mayor-elect Rahmbo flexes his clout:
Emanuel backs candidates who have agreed to support his agenda and “appreciate the fact that the budget has to be reformed fundamentally,” he said.
In the most Democrat state in the nation, Maryland Dem Gov. O'Malley attempts slight reform to deal with massive unfunded liabilities.
Then there's the shellacking of a pay to play Dem mayor in Miami.
And Blago quotes Kafka, Kass swats him back.
...but is the Chicago river green today? Charter trouble. Don't let union rules choke innovation.
P.S. Via Morning Bell: The headquarters for the Washington, D.C.Republican National Committee was shot up early Wednesday morning.