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Chicago aldermen pass Lightfoot’s $16 billion budget, buoyed by federal COVID-19 relief funds

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“Listening to some of the speeches today, I feel like Christmas has come early,” said Southwest Side Ald. Raymond Lopez, who derided the spending as leading to a budget that’s “grossly out of balance.” The city should have tightened its belt, gotten rid of vacant employee positions and used the savings to give Chicagoans a tax break, Lopez said.

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