The City Council’s Budget Committee held its first hearing Tuesday on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $8.3 billion budget plan for next year.
The Chicago Public Schools’ chief operating officer heard a litany of complaints and accusations Wednesday night, during a 2-1/2 hour hearing on the board’s proposed $5.16 billion budget.
Chicago Public School officials have unveiled their budget plan for next school year, seeking to fill a $665 million deficit with a property tax hike, personnel cuts and some one-time revenue.
It’s unlikely to be the final budget, but the Senate Democratic budget proposal is moving through the legislature.
It’s going to be painful. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn was putting the finishing touches Tuesday night on what can only be called a bad news budget; one which might stop the bleeding, but does little to treat the wound.
The Chicago City Council has voted unanimously to adopt Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s first budget, which both he and many aldermen said represented a compromise on a number of tough issues in its final form.
Several Illinois Senate Republicans say they are ready to sit down and talk with Gov. Pat Quinn about the state budget, but not about more long-term borrowing.
More than 70 city employee positions are on the chopping block under a budget proposal in north suburban Waukegan.