Emanuel's Final Budget Comes Before Council

Craig Dellimore
November 14, 2018 - 6:00 am
Chicago City Hall
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The Chicago City Council on Wednesday was expected to formally approve Rahm Emanuel’s final budget as mayor.

Because he is not seeking re-election, Emanuel’s 2019 budget has been largely non-controversial. It does not contain a plan for resolving Chicago’s crushing pension debt.

The Mayor’s scheduled a speech before next month's City Council meeting to offer a plan then.

The proposed budget contains money for expanded youth mentoring. There also is money for police reforms contained in the Consent Decree now before a federal judge.

Emanuel said the budget will create a new Department of Housing, in part to address concerns about a lack of affordable housing in Chicago.