Monday first day for library closures

January 9, 2012 6:12:29 AM PST
Some Chicago libraries will be closed Monday as part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to trim library hours to save money.

On Sunday, the mayor defended the plan saying the Monday closures aren't ideal. But a new budget plan has to be worked out.

More than 170 library workers have lost their jobs as part of the cost-cutting move.

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