Hire, Hire, and Hire. So payroll Is quite naturally Higher.
Defenders of the status quo may argue that constituent services would suffer, but many residents know city hall and the township has done nothing to get either of the two bridges open, repair all of the broken side wlaks or streets in Blue Island and there are limited services currently.
How many of elected officials who’ve been nailed for corruption worried about their "constituents" when they were lining their own pockets?
That’s especially poignant after Wednesday’s sentencing of No. 35, former Ald. Sandi Jackson, who colluded with her ex-congressman husband to illegally divert $750,000 in campaign cash to lifestyle embellishments, not ward improvements.
Smaller more efficient less government might actually empower elected officials to think more globally about the daunting financial challenges confronting the Blue Island and Illinois, including when bonds should be issued, TIFs, the land bank, JAWA, and the pension crisis.
These concerns require elected officials to do their homework and pay attention to real issues.
At the end of the day, it’s time to get down to business and cut out all of the fat that threatens our financial well-being.