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Mayor Lightfoot Bringing Her 2020 Budget Tour To Jefferson Park Wednesday

The town hall at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave., is free and begins at 6 p.m.

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JEFFERSON PARK — Last week, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city was in deep financial trouble, with an $839 million budget gap and “limited” solutions.

Now, she’s embarking on a tour of the city to let residents know what she’s up against in City Hall — and hear their ideas on how to get out of this mess.

The Wednesday town hall at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave., is the first of four planned in different parts of the city over the month of September. The event is free and runs from 6 to 8 p.m.

Lightfoot is expected to outline the 2020 city budget and explain ways her administration is working to bring in revenue and cut waste.

If you can’t make it to one of the four town halls, residents can also share their budget priorities by completing this online survey through Sept. 30.

Lightfoot is scheduled to deliver her formal budget address to the City Council on Oct. 16.

For more information on Wednesday’s event click here.

The other budget forums will take place:

  • 9-11 a.m. Sept. 14 at Roberto Clemente High School, 1147 N. Western Ave.
  • 6-8 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Southeast United Methodist Youth and Community Center, 11731 S. Avenue O
  • 6-8 p.m. Sept. 25 at Lindblom Math and Science Academy, 6130 S. Wolcott Ave.

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