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Emanuel hosts 'budget forum' at Malcolm X while continuing to ignore Dyett hunger strikers...

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will return to an earlier playbook when he hosts a "budget forum" at Malcolm X College tonight, August 31, 2015. Emanuel held a similar event in the summer of 2011, but refused to meet with the public on his budgets after that. This year, he is holding three events on the budget.

Emanuel's budget forum comes while the mayor continues to refuse to publicly discuss the current hunger strike at Chicago's Dyett High School. The hunger strikers are in their 14th day.

The City Hall press release announcing the Malcolm X "forum" is here:

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY

August 30, 2015

CONTACT:

Mayors Press Office

312.744.3334

press@cityofchicago.org

The Public Schedule for Mayor Rahm Emanuel August 31, 2015

Mayor Emanuel will be joined by Chicagos Budget Director Alex Holt and Chief Financial Officer Carole Brown for the first of three budget forums to speak to and engage with residents about the city budget.

Program Begins: 6:30PM

Cameras can set up and leave their sticks at 4:OOPM but must exit by 4:30PM; Media will be allowed to re-enter at 6:15PM.

Location: Malcolm X College, Gymnasium, 1900 West Van Buren Street, Chicago, IL*

*Parking for satellite trucks is available on W Van Buren St. Plaza. Media entrance is located at 1889 W Van Buren St.

**There will be no media availability following. The budget forum will be livestreamed at: http://bit.ly/18kWqFQ .



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