It would seem that Chicago needs to raise taxes or cut services, since there's only so much family silver left to be sold. Making up for a chronic budget shortage, by selling assets is not a solution. What's next? Sell the right to the sales tax? The property tax?
I would have hoped that the economic crisis had damaged the idea that the private sector has an added value compared to the government, and would stymie the march to offload government operations onto the private sector. Apparently not.