Mark Kelly, Commissioner of the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events on Thursday detailed the department’s proposed 2021 budget.

Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Comm. Mark Kelly on Thursday answered questions on his department’s proposed budget, which he said does not include funding for the Taste of Chicago or the Air and Water Show in 2021 due “to the realities of a pandemic budget.” The cancelations are expected to save the city $9 million.

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