Budget Hearings

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Metra Budget Hearings Draw Very Low Turnout

Despite a looming 11 percent fare increase for 10-ride ticketholders, few riders bothered to turn out for Metra’s only public hearings on its 2013 budget.

WBBM Newsradio–12/11/2012

O'Hare International Airport

O’Hare To Get New Runway In 2013; People Mover To Be Extended

A new runway and an extension of the people mover are coming to O’Hare International Airport next year.

WBBM Newsradio–10/25/2012

Chicago Police Officers (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Mayor Resisting Call From Aldermen To Hire 1,000 Cops Next Year

As City Council budget hearings continued Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was trying to deflect aldermanic calls for more police officers than already planned.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2012

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

City Council ‘Progressive Caucus’ To Host 3 Public Hearings On Budget

Members of the Chicago City Council’s self-described “progressive caucus” said the mayor’s office isn’t giving residents enough of a chance to discuss the city budget, so they’ll hold more budget hearings of their own.

WBBM Newsradio–10/12/2012

City Hall

Aldermen Express Concern About Higher Fees In Budget Plan

City budget hearings got underway Wednesday morning at City Hall, as aldermen questioned Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget team about the spending plan for 2012.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2011