But of the 261 murders that the police signed off on as having been cleared last year, 152 were closed “exceptionally” — what the department labels “CCX” for “cleared, closed exceptionally,” meaning no one was charged.
Trump’s appeal of the 2012 property taxes he paid for Trump International Hotel & Tower has come under scrutiny by the state’s executive inspector general’s office and then Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.
Those are the result of an anonymous complaint the inspector general’s office received last fall that Mauro Glorioso, the executive director of the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board, pressured his staff to rule in the president’s favor, rejecting the staff’s decision to deny Trump any refund.
The University of Illinois and the developer of the 62-acre site south of downtown known as The 78 — so-named because Chicago has 77 official neighborhoods and this is touted as a new one — have reached a deal for a technology center to anchor what’s envisioned as a new Chicago neighborhood.
Related Midwest, which controls the site running southwest of Roosevelt and Clark streets, said the U of I’s Discovery Partners Institute will build a research center at The 78. The deal gives the massive project a booster shot intended to draw other employers and developers to the property. But it also pushes to the forefront the controversy surrounding tax incentives that support private development.