Emanuel managed to pass a budget that avoids dreaded property-tax hikes. But the mayor’s budget does jack up the price of parking downtown. The city is hoping to bring in $10 million by raising the transportation tax collected for garage parking.

Comment: Pre-election, feel-good window dressing will dominate through February. Count in massive property tax hikes taking center stage thereafter.
http://www.chicagonow.com/dewonked/2014/11/chicago-avoids-property-tax-hikes-for-now/