Emanuel Budget Plan: 911 Tax Hike, Higher Uber Fees, Amusement Tax RedoThe mayor has been dropping hints about his 2018 budget proposal for weeks.
City Council Unanimously Approves $8.2 Billion 2017 BudgetThere were not only no votes against the mayor’s spending plan, but no debate on the City Council floor.
Mayor's Budget, Tax Package Clear First City Council HurdleParts of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $8.2 billion budget plan cleared a committee hurdle on Monday, with relatively little debate.
Watchdog Sees "Good News Budget" From Mayor, But Still Seeking DetailsA leading government financial watchdog has said Mayor Rahm Emanuel gave the City Council a “good news budget,” but said there are still some open questions about the 2017 spending plan.
Emanuel Unveils Budget With More Cops, New Grocery Bag FeeDeclaring city finances were “back on solid ground” after enacting unpopular tax hikes to shore up various employee pension funds, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced a 2017 budget that would allow Chicago to hire hundreds of new police officers.
City Council Approves Record $588 Million Property Tax HikeThe City Council has approved the largest property tax hike in modern Chicago history, with the vast majority of the new revenue going to shore up police and fire pension funds.
Alderman, Activists: Property Tax Hike Will Hurt Chicago RentersA freshman alderman has joined community groups in predicting Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed property tax increase would create a crisis in affordable rental housing.
Aldermen Trying To Shelve Emanuel Plan To Privatize 311 CenterMost aldermen seemed to worry if the city workers who man the 311 city services call center are replaced by people unfamiliar with the city, requests for neighborhood services could be mishandled, and aldermen would be blamed.