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Emanuel met with chants, protesters at first public budget hearing

Emanuel met with chants, protesters at first public budget hearing

Mayor Rahm Emanuel faced a largely hostile crowd Monday night as he held his first public budget meeting in four years, with protesters who want to reopen a Bronzeville high school taking another opportunity to showcase their cause. For 90 minutes, individuals in the crowd of about 750 people at Malcolm X College on the West Side each got one minute to ask questions of, or direct comments at, Emanuel and his top City Hall aides before they unveil a 2016 spending plan on Sept. 22. But much of the event was dominated by demonstrators and protesters who sought to take advantage of a rare opportunity to engage directly with their mayor, who's known more for carefully orchestrated...

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