04/03/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

City Signs $5M PR Contract Despite Budget Crunch

The Daley administration has signed another $5 million public relations contract -- bringing the citywide total to 11 firms and $55 million -- to augment the highly controlled message coming out of City Hall.

Mayoral press secretary Jacquelyn Heard insisted last fall that not a penny would be paid to outside spin doctors until Chicago's budget crisis is over.

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