Chicago Budget Faces $654 Million Deficit
MUNIN: We need everybody to pitch in, and they've done that. They stepped up to the plate. Those unions that were apart of the coop agreements stepped up to the plate last year. I know it was a very difficult thing for them and their members to do. But the problem has not evaporated.
Munin says expenditures are expected to increase to more than $200 million next year. He also says the city is considering all options of closing the budget gap except for increasing property taxes. Mayor Richard Daley is expected to unveil next year's balanced budget in October.