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A proposal for a public bank ' 'has voters scratching their heads. Chicago is ' 'one of dozens of cities and states that are ' 'exploring or discussing similar ' 'proposals.

", "date": ' '"2019-01-30T16:35:53Z", "link": ' '"https://www.bettergov.org/news/what-the-gov-what-should-i-know-about-the-proposed-public-bank-of-chicago", ' '"source": "Better Government Association", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [210, ' '200], "issues": []}, "is_pinned": true}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": 22, ' '"fields": {"hed": "What the Gov: We Know ' 'About the Mayor\\u2019s Race \\u2014 What ' "Does the City Treasurer Do? What's a City " 'Clerk?", "summary": "Yes, there are offices ' 'up for election besides the crowded pool for ' 'Chicago mayor. And though you might not hear ' 'about these as often, voters should start ' 'taking note.", "date": ' '"2018-12-13T18:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://www.bettergov.org/news/what-the-gov-we-know-about-the-mayor-s-race-what-else-is-on-the-ballot-on-feb-26", ' '"source": "Better Government Association", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [], ' '"issues": []}, "is_pinned": true}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.article", "pk": 284, "fields": ' '{"hed": "\\u00bfT\\u00fa sabes qu\\u00e9 hace ' 'el Tesorero Municipal? Si no, aqu\\u00ed te ' 'explicamos sobre uno de los puesto m\\u00e1s ' 'importantes de la ciudad", "summary": "

Un ' 'puesto sumamente importante que ' 'básicamente impacta la forma en que se ' 'maneja el dinero de la ciudad, tanto las ' 'ganancias como los fondos de pensiones.

", ' '"date": "2019-02-26T12:41:52Z", "link": ' '"https://www.univision.com/local/chicago-wgbo/tu-sabes-que-hace-el-tesorero-municipal-si-no-aqui-te-explicamos-sobre-uno-de-los-puesto-mas-importantes-de-la-ciudad", ' '"source": "Univision Chicago", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [209, ' '210, 211], "issues": [6]}, "is_pinned": ' 'false}, {"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": ' '252, "fields": {"hed": "Candidate Forum: ' 'Chicago City Treasurer Hopefuls Face Off", ' '"summary": "

Three candidates are vying to ' 'replace outgoing city Treasurer Kurt Summers, ' 'who opted not to run for another term. And ' 'while the office of treasurer isn’t ' 'always high-profile, it’s essential: ' 'The city treasurer manages billions of ' 'dollars in city money and investments, and ' 'works on outreach programs to better educate ' 'Chicagoans about their finances.

", ' '"date": "2019-02-14T00:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://news.wttw.com/2019/02/13/chicago-city-treasurer-candidate-forum", ' '"source": "WTTW", "is_published": true, ' '"candidates": [209, 210, 211], "issues": []}, ' '"is_pinned": false}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.article", "pk": 93, "fields": ' '{"hed": "2019 Chicago Voters Guide: Ameya ' 'Pawar", "summary": "I\\u2019m running to be ' 'your next City Treasurer of Chicago because ' 'our fight towards equity and fairness has ' 'just begun.", "date": "2019-01-30T00:00:00Z", ' '"link": ' '"https://news.wttw.com/elections/voters-guide/2019/candidates/chicago-city-treasurer/ameya-pawar", ' '"source": "WTTW", "is_published": true, ' '"candidates": [210], "issues": []}, ' '"is_pinned": false}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.article", "pk": 205, "fields": ' '{"hed": "Affordable housing becomes ' 'flashpoint in fight over Lincoln Yards, The ' '78 subsidies", "summary": "City officials are ' 'on the cusp of approving $1.6 billion in city ' 'subsidies to fuel two massive developments ' 'that will transform Chicago\\u2019s landscape ' 'with 16,000 new apartments and condominiums ' '\\u2014 but barely put a dent in ' 'Chicago\\u2019s affordable housing shortfall ' 'or reduce the economic or racial segregation ' 'plaguing the city.", "date": ' '"2019-01-29T12:00:00Z", "link": ' '"http://thedailyline.net/chicago/01/29/2019/affordable-housing-becomes-flashpoint-in-fight-over-lincoln-yards-the-78-subsidies/", ' '"source": "The Daily Line", "is_published": ' 'true, "candidates": [215, 373, 320, 346, 210, ' '327], "issues": []}, "is_pinned": false}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.article", "pk": 42, ' '"fields": {"hed": "City treasurer candidate ' 'Melissa Conyears-Ervin", "summary": "

The ' 'Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board sent ' 'candidates for city treasurer a list of ' 'questions to find out their views on a range ' 'of issues facing the city and their ' 'wards. 

", "date": ' '"2019-01-10T22:34:00Z", "link": ' '"https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/city-treasurer-office-candidate-2019-election-melissa-conyears-ervin/", ' '"source": "Chicago Sun-Times", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [209], ' '"issues": []}, "is_pinned": false}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.article", "pk": 40, "fields": ' '{"hed": "Aldermanic candidates rally for ' 'police oversight ordinance; Gutierrez backs ' 'Pawar in treasurer\\u2019s race; ' 'Preckwinkle\\u2019s first ad focuses on ' 'Laquan McDonald", "summary": "

Former U. S. ' 'Rep. Luis Gutierrez backed Ald. Ameya Pawar ' '(47) in the race for city ' 'treasurer. 

", "date": ' '"2019-01-10T12:00:00Z", "link": ' '"http://thedailyline.net/chicago/01/10/2019/trail-notes-aldermanic-candidates-rally-for-police-oversight-ordinance-gutierrez-backs-pawar-in-treasurers-race-preckwinkles-first-ad-focuses-on-laquan-mcdon", ' '"source": "The Daily Line", "is_published": ' 'true, "candidates": [210], "issues": []}, ' '"is_pinned": false}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.article", "pk": 43, "fields": ' '{"hed": "City treasurer candidate Ameya ' 'Pawar", "summary": "

The Chicago Sun-Times ' 'Editorial Board sent candidates for city ' 'treasurer a list of questions to find out ' 'their views on a range of issues facing the ' 'city and their wards. 

", "date": ' '"2019-01-10T00:00:00Z", "link": ' '"https://chicago.suntimes.com/?post_type=cst_article&p=1559790", ' '"source": "Chicago Sun-Times", ' '"is_published": true, "candidates": [210], ' '"issues": []}, "is_pinned": false}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.article", "pk": 41, "fields": ' '{"hed": "Emanuel has \\u20182,000 ' 'questions\\u2019 after Burke raids; Deadline ' 'for objections looms at 5 p.m.; ' 'Conyears-Ervin launches campaign; Okere gets ' 'DSA nod in 40th Ward race", "summary": ' '"

State Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin ' 'launched her campaign for treasurer Sunday at ' 'a West Side union hall with the backing of ' 'some of the state’s most prominent ' 'African American politicians.

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Chicago’s City Treasurer is one ' 'of three citywide elected offices ' '– the Treasurer is the ' 'custodian of all cash and investments for ' 'the city, the four pension funds for city ' 'employees, and the Chicago Teachers’ ' 'Pension Fund. For several years, the mayor ' 'has had the ability to directly appoint ' 'the treasurer due to the timing of ' 'retirements, but in 2018, incumbent ' 'Treasurer Kurt Summers announced he would ' 'not be running again, creating a rare open ' 'race for the position. Key issues include ' 'how the city should spend its excess ' 'investment returns and pension funding.
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\r\n' 'Former 47th Ward Ald. Ameya Pawar, fresh ' 'off a Democratic bid for Illinois ' 'Governor, says he wants to use the office ' 'to create a new public bank and ease ' 'student debt for Chicagoans. State Rep. ' 'Melissa Conyears Ervin (28), the wife of ' 'Ald. Jason Ervin (28), wants to expand the ' 'office's mandate to include analyzing ' 'not only the City's budget, but also ' 'its sister agencies and pension funds.

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Failures at Chicago Public Schools kept CPS ' 'officials from preventing and responding to ' 'sexual abuse against hundreds of students over ' 'the last decade, Tribune ' 'reporting an independent review has ' 'confirmed. CPS has since turned over some ' 'investigatory powers to its inspector general, ' 're-checked current employees and vendors, and ' 'barred communication between students and ' 'teachers on personal devices.

", ' '"issue_order": 2}}, {"model": "newsfeed.issue", ' '"pk": 9, "fields": {"name": "CPD oversight", ' '"description": "Aldermen on City Council have ' 'proposed four different bodies that would give ' 'civilians some oversight over Chicago Police ' 'Department operations. Some call for a new ' 'elected body with subpoena power, the ability ' 'to hire and fire the Chicago Police Department ' 'Superintendent, members of the Police Board, ' 'and the Chief Administrator of the Civilian ' 'Office of Police Accountability. Others call ' 'for a more limited, advisory role and appointed ' 'members.", "issue_order": 3}}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.issue", "pk": 5, "fields": {"name": ' '"CPS oversight", "description": "

Calls for ' 'an elected school board have grown louder after ' 'a rapid succession of Mayor Rahm ' 'Emanuel’s hand picked CPS CEOs – one ' 'left under an ethics cloud, the other was ' 'convicted ' 'of masterminding a kickback scheme. The ' 'Chicago Teachers Union and some other education ' 'groups support a fully elected school board, ' 'but critics say it will lead to diffuse ' 'accountability and will overly politicize ' 'school decisions.

", "issue_order": 4}}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.issue", "pk": 15, "fields": ' '{"name": "ethics", "description": "

Chicago ' 'government was rocked by the attempted ' 'extortion charge brought against powerful ' 'Finance Chairman Ald. Ed Burke, but reformers ' 'have long called for changes to Chicago rules ' 'to reduce conflicts of interest given the long ' 'legacy of aldermen and city officials who have ' 'been indicted or pleaded guilty for a variety ' 'of charges, many ' 'having to do with zoning changes.

", ' '"issue_order": 5}}, {"model": "newsfeed.issue", ' '"pk": 12, "fields": {"name": "fair maps", ' '"description": "

Every decade, the ' 'city’s own aldermen convene to draw ' 'Chicago’s ward maps after the results of ' 'each census. In ' '2013, a group sued to block the most recent ' 'map, which they said was designed to protect ' 'powerful incumbents, rather than ensure equal ' 'and full representation of individuals, ' 'minorities and neighborhoods. Reformers want an ' 'independent body to draw fair, impartial, and ' 'racially representative maps in less ' '“grotesque” shapes.

", ' '"issue_order": 6}}, {"model": "newsfeed.issue", ' '"pk": 8, "fields": {"name": "FOP contract", ' '"description": "

The city’s contract ' 'with the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 7, ' 'which represents rank and file Chicago Police ' 'Officers, expired in June 2017. The proposed ' 'consent decree between Chicago and the Illinois ' 'Attorney General requires the city to exercise ' '“best efforts” to attempt to ' 'negotiate changes, including how complaints ' 'against officers are accepted — including ' 'anonymous complaints — jurisdiction to ' 'investigate officer-involved sexual misconduct ' 'and whether disciplinary history is kept ' 'indefinitely or destroyed after a certain ' 'period of time. The City Council’s Black ' 'Caucus has demanded ' 'certain changes or threatens to withhold ' 'its vote.

", "issue_order": 7}}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.issue", "pk": 2, "fields": {"name": ' '"housing affordability", "description": "The ' 'city\\u2019s next five-year housing plan calls ' 'for Chicago officials to spend $1.4 billion to ' 'build or preserve 40,000 affordable homes ' 'during the next five years \\u2013 the plan ' 'does not call for a significant increase in ' 'funding, even as the issue has taken center ' 'stage at City Hall amid rising concerns about ' 'gentrification, displacement, the continuing ' 'decline in Chicago\\u2019s African American ' 'population as well as rising inequality and ' 'instability. Housing advocates say the real ' 'affordable housing shortage is 120,000 units.", ' '"issue_order": 8}}, {"model": "newsfeed.issue", ' '"pk": 7, "fields": {"name": "immigration", ' '"description": "Chicago\\u2019s Welcoming City ' 'Ordinance means that Chicago officials \\u2014 ' 'including police \\u2014 will not ask about ' 'immigration status, disclose that information ' 'to authorities, or deny city services based on ' 'that immigration status. The only situations in ' 'which the city will detain undocumented ' 'individuals are if they are in the city\\u2019s ' 'gang database; have a pending felony ' 'prosecution or past felony conviction, or if ' 'they are wanted on a criminal warrant by local ' 'or federal authorities. Immigrant rights ' 'activists want those exceptions removed.", ' '"issue_order": 9}}, {"model": "newsfeed.issue", ' '"pk": 1, "fields": {"name": "lead abatement", ' '"description": "

City testing has revealed ' 'elevated lead levels in the water supply of ' 'hundreds of Chicago homes, ' 'schools ' 'and parks. ' 'While the city says current levels meet the ' 'standards set by the U.S. Environmental ' 'Protection Agency for clean, safe drinking ' 'water, critics say Chicagoans, especially ' 'children, are at risk for a variety of health ' 'hazards.

", "issue_order": 10}}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.issue", "pk": 6, "fields": {"name": ' '"pensions", "description": "The city\\u2019s ' '2020 pension contributions will rise by 31 ' 'percent as compared with 2019 levels \\u2014 an ' 'estimated $400 million increase \\u2014 and ' 'will jump again in 2022, when total ' 'contributions are projected to rise 19 percent. ' 'The city either has to hike taxes, cut services ' 'or both, but cannot reduce benefits for current ' 'employees.", "issue_order": 11}}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.issue", "pk": 14, "fields": {"name": ' '"public safety", "description": "The number of ' 'homicides and shootings in Chicago dropped by ' 'double-digit percentages in 2018, according to ' 'the Chicago Tribune, though some neighborhoods ' 'on the West and South sides continue to bear ' 'the brunt of gun violence. Despite this ' 'decline, Chicago continues to log more ' 'homicides than New York City and Los Angeles ' 'combined, and clearance rates for Chicago ' 'police detectives have fallen 20 points below ' 'national averages.", "issue_order": 12}}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.issue", "pk": 13, "fields": ' '{"name": "recycling", "description": "Chicago ' 'has the worst residential recycling rate of any ' 'major city in the US following multiple ' 'attempted revamps of its program. A 2018 BGA ' 'investigation revealed the city allowed one of ' 'its three recycling haulers, Waste Management, ' 'to divert tons of residential plastics and ' 'paper into landfills the company owns, costing ' 'taxpayers twice.", "issue_order": 13}}, ' '{"model": "newsfeed.issue", "pk": 11, "fields": ' '{"name": "term limits", "description": "The ' 'mayor and aldermen do not face term limits. ' 'Former Gov. Pat Quinn attempted to add a ' 'question to municipal ballots asking whether ' 'Chicago mayors should be term limited, but ' 'failed. He argued term limits would be a check ' 'on power.", "issue_order": 14}}, {"model": ' '"newsfeed.issue", "pk": 10, "fields": {"name": ' '"TIFs", "description": "Chicago TIFs generated ' 'a record $660 million in revenue in the 2017 ' 'tax year \\u2014 a $99 million increase over ' 'last year that includes $40 million for the ' 'city\\u2019s \\u201cTransit TIF\\u201d on the ' 'North Side. Critics contend TIFs trap revenues ' 'that could otherwise be disbursed to needier ' 'causes and government bodies that need the ' 'money. Reformers, including Clerk David Orr, ' 'say the city should only use TIF to fight ' 'blight, and the city\\u2019s TIF accounting is ' 'opaque and lacks accountability.", ' '"issue_order": 15}}]', 'office': '{"id": 53, "office": "City Treasurer", ' '"decided": false, "status": "Runoff"}', 'slug': 'city-treasurer', 'stances': '[]'}, 'feed': None}, 'url': '/races/city-treasurer/'}