Mayor wraps up public budget hearings

Mayor wraps up public budget hearings
Mayor wraps up public budget hearings

Mayor wraps up public budget hearings

It’s been a challenging week for Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Two of his public budget hearings were derailed by hunger strikers pushing to re-open Dyett high school in Washington Park. And the mayor ruffled the feathers of many Chicagoans, especially homeowners, with new money-saving proposals. The biggest, a $500 million property tax hike, would be the highest in modern Chicago history. Emanuel says the property tax hike and other tax increases and fees he’s proposing are necessary to keep Chicago afloat. Here to talk about the mayoral week that was and where we go from here is WBEZ’s Lauren Chooljian.