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Chicago Aldermen Discuss City Budget, Fiscal Priorities

Chicago aldermen began their annual round of budget hearings Monday, digging into the 2018 spending plan unveiled last week by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Emanuel says city finances are back on track after years of mismanagement. His budget includes a hike on ride share and 911 fees, aimed at closing a deficit and paying for promised new police officers.

Joining us with their take on the city budget and the city’s long-term fiscal health are: Ald. Patrick O’Connor, 40th Ward, who is Emanuel’s City Council floor leader; Ald. Ricardo Munoz, 22nd Ward; and Ald. Scott Waguespack, 32nd Ward.

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