Chicago City Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin speaks to aldermen during a budget hearing on Tuesday

Pressed by aldermen Tuesday on how to leverage the city’s $8.5 billion in investment assets to battle systemic racism in the banking industry, Chicago Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin turned the tables back on the City Council, urging them to widen the landscape of lending institutions where the city can park its funds.

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