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Digging one fiscal hole to fill another hasn't worked—and it won't work now

Crain's Chicago Business

CNT President and Co-Founder Scott Bernstein’s op-ed in Crain’s Chicago: Illinois’ current budget “fix” raises the cost of living, reduces revenue sharing to cash-strapped local governments, could jeopardize matching funds from the federal government and increases the likelihood that state borrowing costs will increase over the long run. The current budget “fix” does to infrastructure what we did for years with pension costs—delays making needed investments for the future. We must find the revenue to maintain basic infrastructure if we are going to be a place worth living and doing business in.

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Quality of Life, (e)Quality of Place

by CNT and Open Communities
January 15, 2015

Rail transit anchors downtowns and neighborhoods in communities throughout Chicago’s northern suburbs and across the region, but many of these communities are falling behind in creating mixed-income transit-oriented development. This guidebook offers case studies, policy recommendations, and public participation tools to help suburbs build affordable, accessible housing around transit.

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