That’s what this column in Crain’s Chicago Business says:
Merging aging urban centers with surrounding municipalities shows promise as a path to revival.
Been there, done that.
The RTA was created ti bail out the Chicago Transit Authority.
We opponents of the referendum discovered a document that said the reason was the CTA could no longer afford all night service and needed more money.
Then, there was the Gautreaux case in which a Federal court decided to solve the Chicago Housing Authority’s segregation problem by going beyond the Chicago city boundaries to involve the entire metropolitan area.
Anyway, we in McHenry County substantially subsidize Chicago already through State Aid to Education and any number of social welfare programs.
So, thanks, but no thanks to another bail out Chicago program.