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Coverage on the City of Chicago FY2017 Budget Release and Chicago Public Schools Finances

Posted on October 12, 2016

Multiple Outlets

Following Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s FY2017 budget address, Civic Federation President Laurence Msall spoke with a pool of reporters about the finances of both the City of Chicago and Chicago Public Schools. He called the Mayor’s proposed budget “good news” for the City but cautioned that Chicago is not out of the woods yet. Msall also called for more details on how the recently signed teachers’ contract would be funded. 


City of Chicago Finances

DNA Info: Rahm Expands Youth Programs, Neighborhood Investment In 2017 Budget

Reuters: Chicago mayor touts budget as sign of improved fiscal health

WTTW Chicago Tonight: Mayor Presents Budget ‘Unlike Any Other’

CBS 2: Rahm Emanuel’s New City Spending Plan Called ‘Good News Budget’

WGN: Mayor Emanuel unveils 2017 budget to City Council

Progress Illinois: Emanuel Unveils 'Good News' 2017 Budget; Critics Press For Progressive Revenues

ABC 7: Mayor Emanuel Outlines 2017 Budget Proposal

Chicago Tribune: Emanuel third-term push comes into focus as he tackles key issues

WBBM News Radio: Watchdog Sees “Good News Budget” From Mayor, But Still Seeking Details

USA Today: After tough year, Chicago Mayor Emanuel shows sign of political rebound


Chicago Public Schools Finances

Reuters: Chicago mayor buys peace with teachers, fiscal impact uncertain

WTTW Chicago Tonight: CTU, CPS Agree to Contract, Full Cost Remains Unclear

Chicago Tribune: Costs of deal with Chicago Teachers Union not yet clear

The Bond Buyer: Chicago Schools' Labor Deal Boosted by TIF Infusion

DNA Info: Here's What Chicago Teachers Won & Lost In Contract Deal