A proposal to allocate $1.3 million in unspent money from the city’s property tax rebate program to establish a new legal defense fund for immigrants in Chicago advanced out of the Council’s Budget Committee. One alderman, Nick Sposato (38), voted against the plan, while some members of the Council’s Black Caucus urged the Administration to set up a similar fund for organizations that focus on anti-violence or legal services in predominantly African-American neighborhoods.

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