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Progressive aldermen want mayor to up spending for struggling Chicagoans and eliminate vacant cop jobs in budget boosted by pandemic assistance

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It remains to be seen whether the aldermen can get Lightfoot to agree to make changes, or whether many of their colleagues will join in passing them. Thanks largely to nearly $2 billion in federal recovery funds, the mayor was able to spread around money and avoid large tax and fee increases or painful cuts in her 2022 proposal, in spite of the huge city funding shortfall exacerbated by the pandemic.

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