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Emanuel Cuts City Board Stipends

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    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is targeting city board stipends as he looks for millions in money-saving cuts.

    Emanuel will cut stipends for Chicago's Cable Commission and the Board of Local Improvements, according to the Chicago Tribune. Members will get $1 a year instead of the $20,000 and $19,000-$23,000 respective board members made annually.

    The cuts will save the city $175,000 a year, he told the paper. And the mayor isn't stopping there.

    Emanuel ordered a review of other appointees' salaries and is asking sister agencies to do the same.

    The goal is to cut city expenditures by half.