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Mayor Emanuel's budget would affect hours of operation for many of Chicago's public libraries.

Nov. 07, 2011

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel last month released his first budget plan; in it, he proposed cuts to the public library system. WBEZ’s Odette Yousef went to the city’s Southwest Side to see who would be affected by the proposed cuts. Then, Saturday was the last day to cast ballots in the Illinois GOP presidential straw poll--WBEZ’s Sam Hudzik shared the results. And Front and Center returns with a look at what role the Great Lakes could play in the region’s economic future. Plus, Eight Forty-Eight talked with Tom Kuczmarski and Luke Tanen, the forces behind the Chicago Innovation Awards. The 10th annual awards ceremony is Tuesday at The Harris Theater in Chicago. And, Cheryl Raye-Stout gave Eight Forty-Eight the latest sports news from the field, negotiation table and the rink.