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2022 budget

2022 budget
2022 budget

Chicago 2022 Budget Approved By City Council, Spending Over $1 Billion On Social Programs And Economic Recovery

Nearly $2 billion in federal cash allowed Mayor Lori Lightfoot to avoid a hefty property tax and cancel old debt while spending liberally on social programs favored by progressives.

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Lightfoot’s 2022 Budget, With More Dollars For Social Services And Direct Cash Payments, Secures Key City Approval

The final version of the budget includes more spending on mental health clinics and homelessness prevention, and to retain a $500-a-month direct cash program for 5,000 low-income Chicagoans.

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City Council To Vote On Tax Increase, Pollution Fines And Borrowing Plan As Part Of 2022 Budget

If approved by the City Council next week, Chicagoans can expect to see higher property tax bills tied to the rise in inflation.

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As Lightfoot Bargains To Pass Budget, Black Caucus Wants Cash-For-Poor Pilot Money Spent To Combat Violence Instead

Meanwhile, progressives are pushing the city to invest $10 million in mental health clinics — and they've got the support of a slim City Council majority.

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Business Department To Set Aside $46 Million In Federal Money For ‘Food Equity,’ Nonprofit Support

The money will be spent on programs aimed at improving neighborhoods’ food options, boosting first-time entrepreneurs and padding the budgets of local nonprofits.

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Chicago Is Scouring The Country For Police Recruits As City Council Demands More Officers Across City

Supt. David Brown said a "pipeline" of 1,000 officers is needed to push enough officers through the police academy to keep up with attrition.

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Aldermen Urge Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Administration To Act Fast On Homelessness: ‘We’re In The Middle Of A Crisis’

More than $200 million in federal aid is earmarked for the city’s homeless shelters, direct financial assistance to struggling Chicagoans and programs that aid victims of gender-based and domestic violence.

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Only 7 Aldermen Offer Parking Permits In Their Ward Offices, But The Convenient Service Is A Headache, They Warn

Residents in seven wards are able to avoid online frustration and a trek to City Hall, but aldermen say they need help managing a frustrating sales process.

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As City Council Gets First Look At Proposed Budget, Some Balk At Property Tax Hikes

Mayor Lori Lightfoot's 2022 budget also relies on federal relief dollars to close a budget gap, avoid heavy tax increases and increase funding on social programs to help struggling residents.

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Lightfoot Set To Introduce 2022 Budget Proposal, Plan To Spend $1.9 Billion In Federal Stimulus Money

The mayor’s budget plan is likely to be met with tough scrutiny amid ongoing calls from some aldermen and advocacy groups to divest money from the police department.

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Want A Say In Chicago’s 2022 Budget? City Hosting 3 Forums In August

Residents can attend the in-person forums to learn about the budget and say how they think city money should be spent.

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