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Chicago aldermen debate city’s problems with finances and racoons

For the last two weeks, the Chicago City Council has been holding hearings so they can vet Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s more than $9 billion dollar budget for 2016.
It’s a part of the annual budgeting process: Leaders of city departments and agencies come in, and aldermen get to ask whatever they want.
They do ask about things you would expect, like the nearly $600 million property tax increase and the proposed monthly garbage collection fees
But they also spend a lot of time on mundane and trivial issues.
And topics you might not ever expect.

Robert Wildeboer covers criminal justice for WBEZ. Follow him @robertwildeboer.  Lauren Chooljian covers Chicago politics for WBEZ. Follow her @laurenchooljian


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