L to R – Joanna Klonsky, John Dunn, and Victor Reyes at WGN studios to discuss the mayor’s 2018 budget. Credit: A.D. Quig

This week on The Daily Line’s Aldercast, Publisher Mike Fourcher sits down with three City Hall insiders to talk about what’s coming down the pike with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2018 budget, set to be released Wednesday Oct. 18.

They discuss whether the spending plan might address the city’s debt load and what impact Chicago’s Amazon bid might have on the mayor’s plans. Aldermen have already approved a slew of tax increases since the Emanuel’s second term and, as Cook County’s beverage tax repeal has made clear, Chicagoans are tired of taxes. So, where can the mayor turn next? Our guests this week:

  • Victor Reyes, a city lobbyist and partner at Reyes Kurson, and a one-time director of intergovernmental affairs for Mayor Richard M. Daley.
  • John Dunn, a city lobbyist, partner at McGuireWoods, and (also) a one-time director of intergovernmental affairs for Mayor Richard M. Daley.
  • Joanna Klonsky, who heads up Joanna Klonsky Communications Strategies and advises numerous groups, including the City Council Progressive Caucus.

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