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Friday, Nov 4, 2011 at 8:42 PM
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By Michael Kaplan & Mary Ann Ahern
Rahm Compromises on Budget Cuts
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Rahm Compromises on Budget Cuts

On Friday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he will restore $4.3 million in originally proposed cuts for the $6.3 million city budget. The move came after city aldermen delivered a letter to the mayor on Wednesday... Read »

Saturday, Oct 15, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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By Andrew Greiner

Mayor's Office Challenges Pay Increase Story

Mayor's Office Challenges Pay Increase Story

Rahm Press Office releases "Fact Check" of pay increase story. Read »

Friday, Oct 14, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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By BJ Lutz, Mary Ann Ahern

Water Fee Is Homegrown Stimulus: Mayor

Increased water fees will put 18,000 people to work in upgrading city's water infrastructure, some of which dates back 100 years or more, says Emanuel. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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By Al Romero

Emanuel to Host Budget Hearings

Emanuel to Host Budget Hearings

The mayor wants more input on how to fix the budget. Read »

Thursday, Apr 14, 2011 at 4:17 PM
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By BJ Lutz

$50M Going Back to Parking Reserves: Daley

City announces better-than-expected update on city finances. Read »

Friday, Jul 30, 2010 at 12:37 PM
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By Mary Ann Ahern

City Faces $654M Budget Gap

City Faces $654M Budget Gap

Last year Daley tapped a parking meter fund, this year it could be layoffs. Read »

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