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Emotions run high at Mayor Emanuel's first public budget meeting

It’s hard to take the embarrassment factor entirely out of public events: That may be a lesson for the new Emanuel administration after Monday night’s budget town hall meeting. The gatherings take place every year; they give residents a chance to tell the mayor their priorities. This year, the meetings are especially meaningful given the city’s estimated $635 million budget deficit. Also significant, the Englewood event was Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s first public budget meeting. WBEZ’s Sam Hudzik was there and joined Eight Forty-Eight with all the details.

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