Emanuel calls on Rauner to reverse cuts on park funding
CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel is calling on Governor Bruce Rauner to reverse an “immediate freeze” on state funding of dozens of parks across the city.
Thursday Rauner sent letters to cities across the state freezing all state funding for park projects.
That put the brakes on $28 million dollars pledged to 27 parks in Chicago.
Emanuel led a rally Sunday, calling for Rauner to make good on the promised money.
The freeze also stopped construction of a park in South Elgin that’s being built to accommodate families with special needs kids and adults.