WATCH: Virtual Town Hall on the Chicago Budget with Aldermen Scott Waguespack and Matt Martin

The City of Chicago has a new budget, presented by Mayor Lori Lightfoot and passed overwhelmingly by the Chicago City Council. The $16.7 billion budget has been hailed as the most progressive in City history.

On Thursday, November 4, Good Government Illinois held a Virtual Town Hall with key budget leaders to dig into the facts and politics behind the policy. What makes the budget so progressive? How did it pass so easily, and what were some of the behind-the-scenes negotiations? What caused the split in the new Socialist caucus, described as a “difference of philosophy” to the media? Join Alderman Scott Waguespack and Alderman Matt Martin for a conversation about the just-passed Chicago budget for 2022, moderated by Good Government Illinois’s David Orr.