Rahm presented a budget to the fifty thieves : Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday delivered a 2017 budget address he pitched as Chicago moving past its years of financial woes and the series of major tax hikes that accompanied them.Hundreds of new police officers will be hired, the city's 3-1-1 system modernized and a new Police Department training center will be built. To cover the spending, shoppers will pay a new plastic bag tax if they don't have their own, drivers parking near Wrigley Field will pay more at meters and delivery trucks will be hit with a new loading zone charge.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today unveiled a new budget that he says doesn't include new tax, fine or fee increases but contains a warning about the financial havoc the city's looming government worker pension problem could wreak.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled his 2016 city budget Tuesday, pitching the idea that $543 million in new property taxes and several other tax and fee hikes would "finish the job" of securing Chicago's financial future.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will present to a skeptical city council on Tuesday his 2016 budget proposal with an unprecedented property tax hike as he tries to dodge a financial crisis linked to unfunded pensions. Emanuel, who was el...