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Chicago mayor: To balance budget, city ‘will need cooperation from Springfield’ Chicago mayor: To balance budget, city ‘will need cooperation from Springfield’

Chicago mayor: To balance budget, city ‘will need cooperation from Springfield’

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot laid out her budget plan Wednesday, announcing the city "will need cooperation from Springfield” in order to fill an $838 million operating deficit.  Lightfoot called on state lawmakers to authorize the city to increase its real-estate transfer tax, “support a Chicago casino” and “develop a statewide pension reform package.”

Pritzker calls multi-year road construction plan ‘historic improvement’ Pritzker calls multi-year road construction plan ‘historic improvement’

Pritzker calls multi-year road construction plan ‘historic improvement’

Lawmakers and Illinois Department of Transportation officials released details of a new $23.5 billion multi-year plan for revamping the state’s roads and bridges Monday at a bipartisan event in Springfield.  Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker hailed the plan as one that would stimulate the state’s economy and usher in a new era of bipartisanship and effective government in Illinois.
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