Chicago Tribune Opinion Express


December 5, 2016 View email in browser

The good TIF: A plus for CTA riders and a fair trade for all taxpayers

Chicagoans have grown deeply distrustful of TIFs. And aldermen have grown wary of approving them. Good. Used as intended, though, a TIF can be an effective redevelopment tool. Planned improvements to Chicago’s aging transit system are right in its wheelhouse.

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Berrios and other elected Cook County officials are subject to oversight, Illinois Supreme Court says

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios is out of excuses. He can no longer block investigative inquiries into his office. The jig is up.

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A government of, by and for corporate America

When Donald Trump holds meetings of his Cabinet, he may not end up being the richest person at the table.

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Is Trump really ready for the unpredictable North Korea?

Will Trump be able to contain and outsmart North Korea’s Kim Jong Un?

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Should we keep following @realDonaldTrump?

Should the president spend so much time on social media? How much attention does it deserve?

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Ignore the flag burners on campus

There are more important things to worry about than flag burning, but the media — and the American public — are obsessed with what happens on college campuses.

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‘Tis the season to tell others to shut up

The holidays are right around the corner, so it’s the season to tell other people to shut up. Just look at these three recent events.

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Scott Stantis cartoons

Check out the latest cartoons by Tribune editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis.

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