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Re: “Englewood's message to Mayor Wreck-it Rahm

So because it would have to be distributed to many different schools, we may as well just not give them any money. That's logical. Even if it were 50 cents, why does a new DePaul arena get ANY CPS money, let alone $45 million?

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Posted by Chicagoan1234 on 03/13/2014 at 3:56 PM

Re: “Englewood's message to Mayor Wreck-it Rahm

"No, he's not. The arena that will be used by DePaul, among other tenants (all of whom will pay rent to the city), will cost the city less than $100 million to build. It comes from a fund of which about half comes from CPS. The CPS annual budget is about $6 billion or $7 billion. The initial projected budget deficit alone for this school year was $1 billion. The funds that will be paid for the city's portion of the arena construction are a drop in the bucket."

You said "No, he's not" and then went on to talk about how he IS. $100 million may be a "drop in the bucket" to you, but to those of us without counselors, nurses or adequate staff and resources, that is a shitload of cash.

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Posted by Chicagoan1234 on 03/13/2014 at 12:15 PM

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