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Sept. 13: “The People’s Money: Pensions, Debt and Government Services”


UIC Urban Forum September 13, 2018 UIC Student Center East, Illinois Room, 750 S. Halsted St. 8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. The People’s Money: Pensions, Debt and Government Services Cities and other local governments across the nation have yet to see their revenue streams return to the pre-Great Recession era. Taxpayers and fee-payers, the people who elect their representatives for the purpose of providing for the health, safety and welfare of the people, demand an adequate level of government services. Moreover, they demand that borrowed funds used to build the city’s infrastructure be paid back to the lender and that the pensions be fully funded to support the workforce when it retires. Yet, these demands from the people for good public services and the escalating costs of providing infrastructure and pensions have increasingly clashed, resulting in challenging fiscal times even as the general economy of the nation has improved. Read more.

Co-Chairs: Toni Preckwinkle, President, Cook County Michael Amiridis, Chancellor, UIC Questions? Email uicurban@uic.edu

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