MEDIA ADVISORY: Monday Press Conference with Cook County Treasurer Outlines Scope of Fiscal Crisis in Chicago Suburbs

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Release of Heartland Institute analysis showing huge spike in property tax collections during the past decade and unsustainable government spending trends. Future municipal bankruptcies loom without structural reforms.

MEDIA ADVISORY - For Immediate Release

Monday Press Conference with Cook County Treasurer Outlines Scope of Fiscal Crisis in Chicago Suburbs

WHO:

■    Maria Pappas, Cook County Treasurer
■    Joseph Bast, president, The Heartland Institute
■    Andy Shaw, president/CEO, Better Government Association
■    Ted Dabrowski, vice president of policy, Illinois Policy Institute

WHAT: Release of Heartland Institute analysis showing huge spike in property tax collections during the past decade and unsustainable government spending trends. Future municipal bankruptcies loom without structural reforms.

WHEN: Monday, March 12, 10 a.m.

WHERE: Cook County Building, 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60602 (Outside Suite 112, Cook County Treasurer’s Office)

MEDIA: All media welcome. Ample space for cameras and tripods. Participants above and support staff available for interview during and after event.

MATERIALS: Press kit available at event with Heartland Policy Brief, detailed Cook County tax data obtained by Heartland via Freedom of Information Act.

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The Heartland Institute is a 28-year-old national nonprofit organization founded in Chicago and with an office in Washington, DC. Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. For more information, visit our Web site at http://www.heartland.org or call 312/377-4000.

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