Four years ago, former Mayor Rahm Emanuel laid the foundation for the largest property tax hike in the city’s history by holding a series of forums across the city designed to give residents a chance to weigh in before he presented his proposed spending plan to aldermen.

Although Mayor Lori Lightfoot won an overwhelming victory in April by promising to undo much of Emanuel’s legacy, she will take a page directly from his playbook after delivering an address on the state of the city at 6 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Harold Washington Public Library.

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