Chicago Mayor, Illinois Governer Discuss O'Hare, Gambling

Shields, Yvette
May 2003
Bond Buyer;5/8/2003, Vol. 344 Issue 31631, p30
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Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich and senior legislators, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley said legislation allowing the city to proceed with a 6.6 billion dollar expansion of O' Hare International Airport would be introduced on May 8, 2003 in the General Assembly. The state legislation would likely receive a friendlier hearing given that both Daley and Blagojevich are Democrats, the same party that controls the General Assembly. Chicago budget director William Abolt said that while revenue projections are on target in 2003, his office faces a difficult task in crafting the 2004 budget without relying on an increase in property taxes.


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