Struggling through its worst-ever budget crisis, Chicago has suffered the first in what could be a series of body blows: a downgrade in the all-important bond-rating that determines city borrowing costs. Citing a record, $654.7 million budget shortfall and Mayor Daley’s “accelerated use of reserves to balance operations,” Fitch Ratings has reduced its rating on $6.8 billion in outstanding general obligation bonds from AA-plus to AA.

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Here's where the real housing affordability crisis exists

Some housing pundits report the demand for housing is strong, while these same pundits, on another day say that we are in a housing affordability crisis. Can the two narratives be accurate at the same time?

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