Chicago Taxpayers Need You

August 29, 2011

Got ideas on how to save Chicago money? The Mayor wants to hear from you.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is hosting two open house forums this week where residents can voice ideas on how to balance the city’s 2012 budget, which includes a more than $635 million deficit.


Mayor Emanuel wants ideas from you on how to save Chicago money.

The first forum meeting is Monday at 6 p.m. inside the Great Hall at Kennedy-King College, 740 W. 63rd St., Chicago.

Sorry to our Chicago real estate RSS feed subscribers, who won’t get this information until tomorrow, when the meeting is over.

But, don’t fear, Mayor Emanuel is also hosting a town hall meeting on Wednesday, August 31 at 6 p.m. at Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago.

Residents who attend will be able to speak to representatives from several agencies to get more information on city services. There will also be a Tech Station with laptops and free wireless internet available at the meetings.

And, maybe, one of you will have an idea that will save our city.

“My administration is committed to fostering a free and open discussion about our financial situation with the goal of working together to address our fiscal challenges for 2012 and beyond,” said Mayor Emanuel.

“My door is open for any and all ideas that will save money, and I want to talk with people across Chicago to hear their thoughts and engage in a real discussion about the choices we must make.”

Can’t make either meeting but have ideas on how Chicago can save money? Submit your ideas online at

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