Advancing the commercial and civic interests of Logan Square.

UIC Urban Forum

Upcoming Event
Thursday, September 13th, 2018 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Thursday, September 13th 8:45 am - 2:00 pm (Doors open at 8:00 am)
UIC Student Center East
750 N. Halsted
Tickets: $25.00 for general public (includes lunch)
Admission is complimentary for all Chicago-area teachers, faculty and students but online registration is still required. Please bring a school ID for free admission.
For more information and to register or purchase tickets click here

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.