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In which Lori Lightfoot gives $600m MORE to the cops chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall

Mayor Lori Lightfoot didn’t quarrel with the $600 million price tag when asked Monday how she plans to pay for it.
“If you check our budget, we’ve been tucking money away for this, little by little, every year. So we feel prepared to manage the expense that will be incurred. And we can give you more details later,”

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