City Club of Chicago: Illinois Financial Twister – A Tax Hurricane for Chicago?

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Juan Perez, Tina Sfondeles, Laurence Msall and Ed Mazur during the Illinois Financial Twister panel at the City Club of Chicago, June 26, 2018 (City Club of Chicago)

June 26, 2018

Illinois Financial Twister: A Tax Hurricane for Chicago? – Laurence Msall, Juan Perez, Tina Sfondeles

Laurence Msall

Laurence Msall is the President of the Civic Federation, a nonpartisan government research organization established in 1894 that promotes independent and evidence-based efforts to improve the effectiveness, financial sustainability, and transparency of state and local governments in Illinois.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Woods Fund of Chicago, the Chicago Civic Consulting Alliance, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System Nominating Committee, and the Kennedy Forum of Illinois. Msall also serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs and NPR Illinois Issues. He is an active volunteer with PADS Homeless Shelter and L’arche Chicago. Msall is a graduate of Loyola University School of Law and Knox College.

Juan Perez Jr.

Juan Perez Jr. is a Metro reporter for the Chicago Tribune — and is a proud graduate of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Before joining the Tribune, he covered city issues for the Omaha World-Herald newspaper. Juan can often be spotted making disgruntled faces before, during and after area sporting events.

Tina Sfondeles

Tina Sfondeles is a political reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times and specializes in stories about Chicago, state, and national politics. She previously oversaw breaking news stories specializing in crime and court coverage.

Previously, Sfondeles covered general assignment stories ranging from crime and features, to profiles and investigations. She also covered the Chicago Transit Authority, Pace, Metra, and the City’s airports.

Sfondeles graduated from Loyola University of Chicago in 2005 with a bachelors in communications and international studies. She continued her education at Columbia College of Chicago with her masters in Journalism.

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