Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to avoid the kind of clashes with protesters that occurred at past G8 and NATO Summits. Elizabeth Brackett and her panel look at the benefits and possible problems that await the city in May on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm.Watch Video
Dana Kozlov, CBS 2 and CBS 2 Political Producer Ed Marshall contributed to this report.
Another week, another embarrassing detail concerning the city’s parking meter monopoly; Chicago Parking Meters LLC has sent City Hall another bill for lost revenue from the city’s parking meters.
As CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports, the company is billing the city $2.2 million for lost parking revenue due to various street closures.Watch Video
Documents Show Hidden Cost Of Lease Deal To Taxpayers
While Chicago’s infamous parking meter lease deal quietly celebrated its third anniversary the first week of December, the city was releasing documents chronicling more evidence the privatization of the city’s more than 36,000 parking meters turned out to be more costly for taxpayers than originally imagined.Read Article
Ian Fullerton, Skyline Newspaper
Frosty rivalry revived
Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) wants to take on a second job in his ward, but to win the post he’ll have to unseat a one-time political ally.
Alison Cuddy, WBEZ Eight Forty Eight
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget received unanimous support from the City Council Wednesday. After more than a month of vetting and tweaking, he got all 50 aldermen on board. With a $636 million deficit on the horizon, the council had to make some difficult decisions to right its course. Ald. Scott Waguespack hoped to avoid cuts to libraries and mental health services.Read Article
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he’s willing to discuss alternatives to his proposed budget after a majority of the Chicago City Council fired off a letter expressing concerns about social service and public safety cuts in his spending plan.
The letter, signed by 28 of 50 aldermen, said cuts to libraries, public health centers, graffiti removal teams and the city’s 911 centers must be averted.Read Article
28 of 50 council members express concerns over budget — especially library, public safety-related cuts
A majority of the Chicago City Council fired off a letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday, expressing concerns about the administration’s proposed cuts to libraries, public health centers, graffiti removal teams and the city’s 911 center.
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Fran Spielman, Chicago Sun-Times
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is facing his first real push-back from the City Council — on his proposals to raise city sticker fees by $60 for soccer Moms and wield the budget ax on libraries, health care, police and fire dispatch and grafitti removal.
Twenty-eight aldermen have signed a letter to the mayor demanding a meeting with Budget Director Alex Holt. That’s two more votes than Emanuel needs to pass his first budget.Read Article
Alds. Scott Waguespack, Nick Sposato, and John Arena presented a letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel signed by 28 Chicago aldermen citing their concerns with his 2012 budget proposal. Among the cited concerns are proposed cuts to the library system, public safety, graffity removal, and public health.
WTTW Chicago Tonight
Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveils some surprising proposals to close Chicago’s massive budget gap. So who’ll feel the most pain? Carol Marin is joined by City Council members, and then we take a look at the specifics of the plan and whether it’s the best way out of the city’s $636 million shortfall.Watch Video