Grassroots Collaborative Statement on 2022 Chicago City Budget Vote

A Step Forward, More Work to Do Over the course of multiple administrations, neighborhood groups, labor unions, and community leaders have come together to fight for the resources that working families need to heal and thrive. Daley, Emanuel, and Lightfoot, in turn, repeatedly expended political capital to try and squash these grassroots efforts.  This budget cycle was unique because of the huge sums of federal relief money Read more

Beware the City Budget!

Join us for a "City Hall Haunting" protest at 121 N LaSalle St., this Wednesday, October 27th at 8:30-10:30 AM, to demand City Council pass a budget that invests in communities. Using the money from the federal relief package, Chicago can make huge strides toward creating safe and healthy neighborhoods for everyone. The budget proposed by Mayor Lightfoot makes some of the investments that community advocates have been calling for - but Read more

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Lightfoot’s Proposed Budget

At the end of September, Mayor Lightfoot unveiled her proposal for next year’s city budget. The budget has a huge impact on the lives of everyone who lives and works in Chicago. From determining who has access to clean, lead-free water, what communities will have access to mental health care, and if we will invest in our young people through after-school programs or criminalize them through policing and surveillance. The city budget is a vote to Read more