Dyett hunger strike took center stage at the first city budget hearing

Dyett hunger strike took center stage at the first city budget hearing
Dyett hunger strike took center stage at the first city budget hearing

Dyett hunger strike took center stage at the first city budget hearing

Mayor Rahm Emanuel will meet with Chicagoans three times this week to hear the public’s ideas for the spending plan he’s set to unveil later this month. The first one — which was the first public budget hearing the mayor’s held in four years — took place last night at Malcolm X College. But the budget took a back seat to the ongoing hunger strike over the re-opening of Dyett High School in Washington Park, which is now in its 16th day. The mayor was met with chanting and yelling, even after many attempts to keep things moving and on topic. WBEZ’s Lauren Chooljian joins us to talk more about what went on, and what we can expect from the next two hearings. (WBEZ/Lauren Chooljian)