Spotlight Politics: As Chicago’s Election Approaches, City Budget Process Begins | Chicago news

Spotlight Politics: As Chicago’s election approaches, the city’s budget process begins

In this week’s edition of Spotlight Politics:

Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveiled the city’s projected $127.9 million budget deficit and a 2.5 percent property tax increase.

Meanwhile, a new challenger has announced his intentions as Ald. Sophia King jumps into the race. At the same time, the president of the Fraternal Order of Police has chosen not to throw his hat into the ring.

As the mayoral race unfolds, violent attacks on the CTA have continued, and CPD brass is promising to put more cops on the beat.

In state politics, GOP gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey is trying to deflect attention from recent controversial comments. Nationally, large numbers of Republicans have rallied around former President Donald Trump after his home was raided by the FBI.

Our political team of Amanda Vinicky, Heather Cherone and Paris Schutz covers these stories and more.

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