NewsViews: Chicago's Inspector General

October 10, 2011 12:50:39 PM PDT
Chicago is facing a projected $635 million budget deficit.

The city's Inspector General recently suggested a number of ways to increase revenue for the city. They include a toll on Lake Shore Drive, a tax on commuters and a fee on vehicles coming into the central business district during rush hour.

While Mayor Rahm Emanuel won't deliver his budget to the City Council until later this week, he has already dismissed some of these ideas.

But the inspector general's office says his report is a starting point and has people talking.

Chicago's Inspector General Joe Ferguson joins us on this NewsViews to talk more about his ideas for putting the city on the road to financial well-being.