Articles By Erin Hegarty, The Daily Line
The spending plan was approved 26-8, drawing support from the minimum number of aldermen the ordinance would need for approval by City Council.
Despite padding the budget with an extra $10 million for violence prevention efforts, some aldermen who are typically aligned with Lightfoot have signaled they will not support her proposed property tax hike.
Wildlife roaming city neighborhoods proved a topic of concern among aldermen during a City Council budget hearing.
Aldermen are likely to approve a measure creating a way for the city to revoke tax incentives awarded to “bad actor” developers. The mechanism won't be applied retroactively to Hilco, however.
“Of more than the 19,000 comments we received on the survey, more than 18,000 mentioned the police,” the city's budget director said.
The ordinance was born after a demolition at the old Crawford coal plant — a site owned by developer Hilco — sent dust across Little Village.