September Headlines: Budget suggestions, Chicago sports exits and the length of the school day

September 30, 2011

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Money-saving was the talk of city hall in September, as the Inspector General released his proposals for tackling the shortfall.

While the sound of leaves crunching underneath may soon fill the air, one of September’s big activities has been number crunching. Chicago’s Inspector General issued a report suggesting ways the City could boost revenues and trim the fat, and Mayor Emanuel’s budget is expected in a couple of weeks. Meanwhile, the Sox and Cubs wrapped up their seasons and the Bears made a rather rocky start to theirs. And - as school got underway - some students found they were in for a bit of a longer day.

So there was plenty to talk about in September's installment of Month in Review. Joining host Alison Cuddy to review the headlines were David Schaper, a Chicago Bureau Reporter for NPR News; Frank Sennett, Editor-in-Chief of Time Out Chicago; and Laura Washington, a columnist for the Chicago SunTimes.