One alderman said the city's budget is being balanced on the backs of the poor and middle class.
Ald. Ameya Pawar's proposal was part of Mayor Emanuel's 2014 budget recommendation.
Ald. Joe Moore backed the creation of a manager of participatory budgeting in the 2014 budget.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel promised no new property, sales or gas taxes in closing a $339 million deficit.
Karen "The Goat" Roothaan and her working-class neighbors finally got the lakefront park they craved.
The mayor promised no new property, sales or gas taxes in the new budget, but everything else is open.
The sculptures on display along the lakefront until last year are being moved to the boulevards.
ANALYSIS: 89 shooting victims this year would have been in jail under harsher penalties pushed by cops.
The Rev. Dennis Holtschneider spoke about the arena while protesters marched outside the City Club lunch.
Choose Chicago created a website featuring 51 of Chicago's 77 neighborhoods, for locals and tourists.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel did not back down from his call for a three-year sentence for gun violations.
The mayor lauded small business innovators in city neighborhoods, including Batali's new Eataly.
Funds from the proposed tax would help fortify the city's budget and fund a CPS eye-exam program.
The Progressive Reform Caucus urged creation of a pension panel to identify "new sources of revenue."
Officials said the massive project went smoothly. Commuters bemoaned the loss of the free shuttle buses.
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