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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

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Alderman Wants City Sticker Fee Discount For Hybrids, Hike For Gas Guzzlers

A Chicago alderman wants to change the pricing for city vehicle stickers to force motorists with big, gas-guzzling vehicles to pay more and give those with more fuel efficient cars a break.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2011