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Chicago 2010 Budget

Venetian Night Could Fall Victim To Budget Crunch

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Venetian Night -- Chicago's annual parade of illuminated boat floats that draws up to 500,000 people to the lakefront -- could be sunk, thanks to cost...

City Cutting Recycling Pickup To Once Every Three Weeks

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's citywide switch to curbside recycling would hit the brakes in some neighborhoods, while pickups would be less frequent in others, under cuts...

Daley Promises No New Taxes, Fines Or Fees In 2010 Budget

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Arguing that Chicagoans are "suffering" and can't stand to pay any more, Mayor Daley said Thursday he would hold the line all taxes, fines and fees in...

New City Budget Pulling $370M From Parking Meter Deal To Help Plug $550M Hole

CBS 2 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

You won't be paying any new taxes, but you also won't get to enjoy Venetian night and other long-running city events anymore either, as Mayor Richard ...

Tax Increase Possible As City Budget Gap Reaches $520 Million

Chicago Tribune | Hal Dardick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Even after the city exhausts a $320 million rainy day fund created by leasing the city's parking meters, it still must find $520 million in costs savi...