WBEZ | Alexandra Holt http://www.wbez.org/tags/alexandra-holt Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Emanuel's budget receives unanimous support http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-17/emanuels-budget-receives-unanimous-support-94134 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-November/2011-11-17/Rahm Inauguration - wbez Bill Healey.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget received unanimous support from the City Council Wednesday. After more than a month of vetting and tweaking, he got all 50 aldermen on board. With a $636 million deficit on the horizon, the council had to make some difficult decisions to right its course. <a href="http://ward32.org/" target="_blank">Ald. Scott Waguespack</a> hoped to avoid cuts to libraries and mental health services. However, the approved budget has about 180 fewer library employees and a dozen mental health clinics will be consolidated to six. To unpack the approved budget, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> spoke to Ald. Waguespack and city budget director Alexandra Holt.</p><p><em>Music Button: The Budos Band, "His Girl", from the album II (Daptone)</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 15:17:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-17/emanuels-budget-receives-unanimous-support-94134