Meet the Authors of “Chicago Is Not Broke”

POWR and the West Ridge Community Organization (WRCO) are co-sponsoring a book discussion on Thursday, April 27, at the Northtown Library. Our guests will be the editor and authors of “Chicago Is Not Broke: A Guide to Funding the City We Deserve.”

The book’s chapters deal with issues affecting Chicago’s financial health, and each chapter’s author(s) explores a single topic in depth. Topics covered include TIFs, a public bank, the costs of corruption, and toxic bank deals that force the City to spend hundreds of millions of dollars in debt service payments before a single penny can be spent on City services.

Authors of the book include former alderman Dick Simpson, Hilary Denk, an attorney and a Director of the League of Women Voters of Illinois, 2015 mayoral candidate Amara Enyia, and former reporter and communications consultant Thomas J. Graedel.  Editor Tom Tresser is well-known to Chicagoans as the man who first questioned the costs of staging the 2016 Olympics in Chicago and organized the “No Games Chicago” movement.

Please join us at the Northtown Library on Thursday, April 27, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. for a lively discussion. You’ll also have an opportunity volunteer to work on some initiatives for improving our own community.

“Chicago Is Not Broke” will be available for purchase for $12.

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