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Chicago given many painful ways to escape budget mess

City income tax, Lake Shore Drive tolls, higher ambulance fees among options suggested by inspector general By Hal Dardick, Kristen Mack and John Chase, Tribune reporters7:44 a.m. CDT, September 27, 2011 As Mayor Rahm Emanuel prepares to present his first budget next month, Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson is tossing …

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Mayor Daley spends $18 million in taxpayer money a year on people who don’t work

There is wasteful spending in the city budget– and I’m not talking about Chicago Police officers who abandon their posts to have sex with women while they should be on duty. Last week, the city’s Inspector General Joseph Ferguson found $18 million that could easily be trimmed from the budget. …

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