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Mayor: No Property, Sales, Or Gas Tax Hike Next Year

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the city will not raise property, sales, or gasoline taxes to balance next year’s budget, but he was mum about which – if any – taxes might go up.

10/10/2013

A city worker installs a speed camera near Gompers Park. (Credit: CBS)

Is City Hall Banking On Speed Cameras To Balance The Budget?

Newly introduced speed cameras may be the answer for Chicago city officials who struggling to plug a projected $300 million hole in the next budget. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

10/03/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a naturalization ceremony for 67 immigrants who became U.S. Citizens on July 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel To Propose 90-Day Hiring Freeze In Next Budget

To help close a huge budget gap, Mayor Emanuel is planning to temporarily put a hold on hiring non-essential personnel reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

10/02/2013

A woman lights up. (file/AFP Getty Images)

Cigarette Tax Hike Under Consideration To Balance City Budget

Chicago smokers could face even higher cigarette taxes as Mayor Rahm Emanuel tries to balance his proposed 2013 budget.

WBBM Newsradio–09/25/2012

City Hall

Report: Emanuel Considering Hikes On Amusement, Cigarette Taxes

The City of Chicago may be facing a budget deficit of as much as $369 million next year, and reports are now surfacing that Mayor Rahm Emanuel may be looking at raising some taxes to close the gap.

CBS Chicago–09/20/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Says He’s Cut Budget Shortfall In Half

As he prepares to unveil his preliminary 2013 budget today, Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he’s managed to cut the projected deficit in half.

WBBM Newsradio–07/31/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Just One More Day Until Vote On Mayor Emanuel’s Budget

Just one more day remains before the City Council votes on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s first budget proposal.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2011

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

28 Aldermen Sign Letter Of Concern Over City Budget Cuts

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was experiencing a first on Wednesday – pushback from a majority of Chicago aldermen. It’s all over his budget plan for 2012.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

Ald. Ed Burke (14th)

Burke Seeks Cab Fare Surcharge To Boost Revenues

Powerful City Council Finance Committee Chairman Edward Burke (14th) is again suggesting a cab fare surcharge to help boost city revenues.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel: City Can’t Afford Old Ways Of Doing Business

“We can start shaping our city’s future or let it shape us,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said as he unveiled a budget that will close three police stations, double water rates, and raise several other fees.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2011

City Hall

Emanuel Budget Plan Relies On Higher Fees, Police Station Closures

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is planning to raise several fines and fees imposed by the city of Chicago, while avoiding any tax hikes to balance a $600 million budget shortfall for next year. The mayor also reportedly plans to call for closing three police district stations and merge five police detective areas into three areas.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2011

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Emanuel Revives Plan To Expand Sales Tax To Services, Cut Tax Rate

Mayor Rahm Emanuel revealed Wednesday that he plans to move forward with a controversial tax plan from his campaign for mayor – cutting the city’s sales tax, but applying it to several services that now go untaxed.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2011

City Hall

Emanuel Might Eliminate Department Of Environment

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to eliminate the city’s Department of Environment as he continues to prepare his plan to close a projected $637 million budget shortfall.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses questions from the public during a town hall meeting on the city budget on Aug. 31, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Hosts Second Town Hall Meeting On Budget

Mayor Rahm Emanuel got another earful from concerned Chicagoans at the second town hall meeting this week to discuss the city budget.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2011

Maria Randazzo, who was laid off along with more than 70 other Chicago traffic aides, confronted Mayor Rahm Emanuel about the move at a town hall meeting on the budget and said she was disappointed with his lack of sympathy for the laid off workers. (Credit: CBS)

Laid Off Traffic Aide Disappointed With Mayor’s Answers

The feisty fired traffic aide who stood up to Mayor Rahm Emanuel at his city budget town meeting Monday night, is now telling more of her story to CBS 2.

CBS 2–08/30/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel appears at a public budget hearing Monday night at Kennedy King College. (CBS)

Emanuel Faces Critics At First Public Budget Hearing

The first of several town hall meetings on Chicago’s city budget became heated Monday as Mayor Rahm Emanuel went nose to nose with some critics who challenge areas he has cut.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel presented his own report card on his first 100 days in office on Aug. 22, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel: First 100 Days ‘Just The Beginning … Not Perfection’

Mayor Rahm Emanuel touted a number of accomplishments he’s made in his first 100 days in office, but said those successes were just a “down payment” on his campaign promises to overhaul city government.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2011

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Emanuel Reaffirms Opposition To Raising Taxes For City Budget

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is reaffirming his opposition to raising taxes to close the City of Chicago’s $635.7 million budget shortfall.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Economic Worries Might Complicate City Budget Woes

Questions about the economy constitute a new threat to Chicago’s already shaky financial picture. As CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been working on the city’s 2012 budget, trying to figure out how to eliminate a $600 million deficit.

CBS 2–08/09/2011

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Emanuel Encourages Chicagoans To Weigh In On Budget

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is encouraging Chicago residents to go online and give their ideas for how the city could save money.

WBBM Newsradio–08/05/2011

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