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Mayor Daley Budget

Mayor Daley Proposes Final Budget, Rahm Emanuel Weighs In

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Richard Daley put forth a bleak economic picture in presenting his last budget for the nation's third-largest city, but ...

Damn The Torpedoes: Daley Balances His Last Budget

suntimes.com | Turning Left | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley is apparently determined to go out on a political high, even if it sets his successor up for a fall. Daley's final budget will use one-...

In The Public Interest : Learn From Chicago's Mistakes

Celeste Meiffren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Celeste Meiffren

It may be too late to undo parking meter privatization in Chicago, but it's clear that the Chicago way shouldn't be the model for selling taxpayer-owned assets.

Daley Blasts State Borrowing For Pensions, Even As City Borrows To Pay Police

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley blasted the Illinois General Assembly today for attempting to borrow its way out of the state pension crisis -- even though he's using the...

Parking Meter Deal Balanced The Budget: Daley

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says without money from the controversial lease of the city's parking meters, there'd be no way to balance the 2010 budget...

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 ...

Red Light Camera Expansion Halted By Budget Cuts

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

Chicago's worst budget crisis in modern history has put the brakes on plans to expand the city's Big Brother network of red-light cameras to more than...

Aldermen Blast Daley For Dipping Into Financial Reserves

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

Mayor Daley was accused Wednesday of mortgaging Chicago's future by draining reserves that were supposed to carry the city for decades to solve two sh...

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...

Budget Approved By City Council Will Drain $270M From Parking Meter Fund

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

A windfall from the sale of Chicago parking meters that was supposed to last for 75 years would be nearly exhausted in just one year to stave off tax ...

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...

City Asking Police, Firefighters To Take Furloughs

Chicago Tribune | Hal Dardick and John Byrne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley and some aldermen suggested today that police officers and firefighters take off nearly five weeks without pay to cut city spendin...

Daley Plans 24 Unpaid Days For Thousands Of City Workers

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

Mayor Daley said Monday he would eliminate 220 vacant city jobs, cancel cost-of living pay raises for 3,500 non-union employees and order those bureau...

Daley Slams Quinn's Budget For Shorting Chicago

Chicago Tribune | Dan Mihalopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Today, Daley, whose voice is heard by many of the city's state lawmakers, threw cold water on Quinn's plan. "We get no benefit," the mayor said at a ...

City Council Voting On Daley's Budget

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago City Council is scheduled to vote today on Mayor Richard Daley's 2009 budget proposal, which is designed to address what he called the wo...

Budget Cuts Hurt Police Department

Chicago Public Radio | Rob Wildeboer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago City Council is scheduled to vote on the 2009 budget later today. The proposal cuts seventeen million dollars from the police department's...

Daley's Budget Approved After Council Rebellion Quelled

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley's tough times 2009 budget -- precariously balanced with 929 layoffs, slow police hiring and $52.5 million worth of taxes, fines and fees -...

Daley Reverses Course, Stops Big PR Payments

Chicago Tribune | Dan Mihalopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

City Hall has abruptly halted all spending for private public relations consultants, despite Mayor Richard Daley's repeated assertions that the contra...

Daley Announces Budget: 900-Plus Layoffs, Higher Taxes

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley has announced a pared down budget for the city of Chicago that looks to cover a $469 million shortfall. And the mayor told city l...

Daley Takes On Wall Street, Dodges City Budget

Chicago Tribune | Dan Mihalopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley is criticizing the Federal Reserve's decision to give an $85 billion bailout to troubled insurance giant AIG. In the latest of hi...

Daley Talks Baseball, Not Budget

Chicago Reader | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley took media questions following Wednesday's City Council meeting. Asked if he is worried about legal challenges to the O'Hare Expansion Pr...