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Do You Live On The West Side? Tell Mayor Lori Lightfoot What You Think About Her Budget Ideas This Weekend

Before she submits her budget proposal to City Council on Oct. 16, Mayor Lori Lightfoot is traveling the city to hear your ideas on how to get out of this fiscal mess.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot with CPS CEO Janice Jackson, Ald. Michael Scott Jr. (24th) and Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29th).
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WEST TOWN — Chicago is in deep financial trouble as it faces an $839 million budget gap and “limited” solutions, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says.

Before she submits her budget proposal to City Council on Oct. 16 to try to tackle it, Lightfoot is traveling the city to hear residents’ ideas on how to get out of this fiscal mess.

This Saturday, residents of the West Side are invited to Roberto Clemente High School, 1147 N. Western Ave., to meet with Lightfoot.

Saturday’s event is the second of four planned town halls in different parts of the city. (Earlier this month, Lightfoot met with residents of the Northwest Side at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave.)

The event is free and runs from 9-11 a.m.

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If you can’t make it to one of the town halls, share your 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:

  • 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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