Did you know that St. Louis' crime rate was higher than Chicago's?

Illinois’ richest man, Ken Griffin, has recently announced that he will be moving his investment firm Citadel from Chicago to Miami due to the high crime rates. It’s hard to blame him as Chicago’s crime rates have remained well above the national average for some time. However, Chicago is not the only major city that may be contributing to its state's loss of taxpayers and their wealth , as similar situations can be seen in Baltimore, New Orleans, and St. Louis and their respective states.

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    "An example of questionable disclosure practices is found in the Illinois budgeting and financial reporting process, specifically regarding pension contributions. In 1994, then-Gov. Jim Edgar led an effort to pass a bipartisan bill to solve the state’s $15 billion pension deficit. The plan would resolve the deficit within 50 years. The plan was structured to pay down the debt very slowly in the first 15 years and accelerate at the end. This ensured that sitting politicians in the early days of the plan would not be required to make the necessary tax increases or budget cuts to pay down the debt in a meaningful way."

  • Philanthropy in 2022 Propels DU Forward

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    "Visionary generosity is propelling the University of Denver forward, providing unparalleled opportunities for our students and making a meaningful difference in our communities. The University celebrates our many donors and the impact of their combined giving, which surpassed $106 million in fundraising commitments for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2022 – a historic record for DU."

  • WEBBER: For the love of God, stop the spending

    August 9, 2022
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    "I realize this will not be one of my sexiest columns, but we all need to get on board with this issue as it is crucial to our survival.

    Every successful business knows when they find themselves in an economic downfall, whether of their own doing or events out of their control, they slash expenses to weather the storm. It’s really that simple, folks."

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