Aldermen Express Concern About Higher Fees In Budget PlanCity budget hearings got underway Wednesday morning at City Hall, as aldermen questioned Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget team about the spending plan for 2012.
Emanuel Budget Plan Relies On Higher Fees, Police Station ClosuresMayor 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.

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