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Group Demands Accountability in City Finances



    A coalition of community groups, progressive Chicago aldermen and labor unions will hold a demonstration Monday to demand greater accountability and transparency in city finances because cuts to essential government services are devastating city neighborhoods, a press advisory said.

    Stating that "Chicago residents are upset about poor delivery of city services," the release cites the deteriorating condition of city streets and the lashing that city officials received over the previous winter's snow removal.

    The group identifies that the city took in $549 million from the sale of public parking meters and asks the question, "Where did that money go?"

    A public opinion poll measuring attitudes about service cuts and city finances will be released at the event, which is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. at Chicago City Hall (121 N. LaSalle), the group said. The demonstration will be held on the second floor, outside City Council chambers in advance of a meeting of the Chicago Finance Committee.