Last night’s election results will impact cities, and Chicago, in a major way. While President-elect Donald J. Trump’s campaign delivered a mixed message when it came to cities, calling Chicago a “disaster” while simultaneously promising to improve inner cities. However, one of President-elect Trump’s first promises in last night’s victory speech was to “fix our inner cities” and “rebuild our infrastructure”, which typically means big spending programs. Yet, Congressional Republicans, who took control of both houses of Congress last night, have campaigned on a message of cutting government spending and entitlements, most of which support big city infrastructure and social service programs.

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