COVID-19 relief money is helping prop up Chicago’s 2022 budget. But with a sizable tax increase and an election year looming, what happens when that’s gone?

Mayor Lori Lightfoot, shown Dec. 20, increased funding for programs such as mental health services, affordable housing and anti-violence efforts. (E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune)


January 2, 2022 at 08:21AM

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