Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet 'Afternoon Shift' #166: The Chicago way October 10, 2012 By: Andrew Gill [View the story "'Afternoon Shift' #166: The Chicago way" on Storify]'Afternoon Shift' #166: The Chicago wayWe invite aldermen to analyze the city's proposed budget, explain the history of 16-inch softball and get inside the head of crime-novelist Dennis Lehane.Storified by · Wed, Oct 10 2012 12:34:34MayorEmanuel just unveiled his new budget. Read his lips: No new taxes. Or fees. Or fines. The budget appears to be less out of controlthan last year. However, Rahm ended his speech by warning the citycouncil of an impending fiscal crisis when the city’s pension payments comehome to roost (like so many billion dollar chickens). We dive insidethe proposed budget with WBEZ’s Alex Keefe, and a bevy of alder-persons: LeslieHairston (5th) Bob Fioretti (2nd) and Roderick Sawyer (6th).I'll be on @WBEZ #AfternoonShift at 2pm with Rick Kogan discussing the Mayor's new budget proposal, politics, our schools, & more.Ald. Robert FiorettiEmanuel budget: No new taxes or feesEmanuel told City Council members his plan to close the $298 million dollar budget gap won't include an increase in sales, property, ...Chicago City Council members talk with Rick Kogan during #AfternoonShift @wbezwbezchicagoTheCurious City crew adds Cheryl Raye-Stout to the roster today to talk about theGreat Chicago Game….The King of All Games…the only sport that’s FullyKraeusened…16-inch Softball. What is the deal with Chicago's ginormous 16-inch softballs?Curious Citizen and non-native Chicagoan Derek Stiles inquires about the religion of 16-inch softball. Our sports contributor Cheryl Raye...Curious City: What's the deal with Chicago's ginormous 16-inch softballs?WBEZAuthorof award-winning and best-selling books such as Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone,and Shutter Island. His newest is called Live By Night. Dennis Lehane : The BooksLive by NightFind out about the books of Dennis Lehane. Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Previous post in Afternoon Shift 'Afternoon Shift' #165: The future of facts Next post in Afternoon Shift 'Afternoon Shift' #167: Tech flood View the discussion thread. Top Headlines On WBEZ.org Chewing the Fat with Monica Eng and Louisa Chu Exoneree Diaries: Antione’s pay day How do kids like the new CPS lunches? Strange Brews Podcast Woman scarred by orphanage Remembering the 'Forgotten Hoosiers' What’s street cleaning really good for? What can Englewood learn from the new Detroit Whole Foods?