11/12/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Tightening City Budget Still Has Room For Spin

Mayor Richard Daley headed to the lakefront last month to announce his latest environmental plans, accompanied by no fewer than six City Hall representatives.

But when a stiff breeze threatened the banner used as the mayor's backdrop, two employees of an outside public relations firm stepped up to hold the flapping sign. They, after all, were hired to organize the event.

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