Embattled Hospital Debt Collector Taps Politicians For Defense
Thu, 05/17/2012 - 09:35 EDT - NPR - National Public Radio (Business News)
Accretive Health, under fire for how it collects on health care debts, is fighting back. The company has lined up some political luminaries, including Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, to press its case.» E-Mail This» Add to Del.icio.us
The average teacher in Chicago makes $76,000 a year for nine months of work. They were offered 16% salary increase spread over four years. Given the system has a $665 million deficit this year and a bigger one next year, I am wondering why there should be a raise at all.
Nonetheless, the New York Times reports With No Contract Deal by Deadline in Chicago, Teachers Will Strike.
WASHINGTON – The TD Bank suddenly found itself in the cross-hairs of the high-caliber political debate over gun control after Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sent a letter to the bank’s U.S. subsidiary asking it to stop lending money to gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson because the company doesn’t support gun controls.
Chicago continues to wrestle with a massive budget gap and severely underfunded pensions. Fresh off a negotiating tussle with the city's teachers and a school strike, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday presents his proposed 2013 budget to the City Council.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
US President Barack Obama's ex-enforcer Rahm Emanuel was crowned mayor of Chicago, picking up the mantle from retiring mayor Richard Daley, who has governed the US city for 22 years."I want to extend my congratulations to Rahm Emanuel on a well-deserved victory tonight," Obama said in a statement released minutes after Emanuel's acceptance speech."As a Chicagoan and a friend, I couldn't be prouder. Rahm will be a terrific mayor for all the people of Chicago."
Voters in overwhelming numbers on Tuesday elected President Obama’s former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel to be the first new mayor of Chicago in 22 years. Almost five months after leaving the White House to enter this city’s mayoral race, Mr. Emanuel received 55% of the vote with more than 97% of the precincts reporting.