Mick Dumke and Ben Joravsky provide a VERY interesting (and disturbing) article in the Chicago Reader:

"Water + Sewers = Slush Fund"

the issues raised in this article NEED to be discussed. The rates keep going up, but the budget allocation does not. From the writers that wailed and wailed about TIFS till finally the general media - and the alderman and public - finally took notice. Is this transparancy???