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Property tax hike for pensions? Voters echo Quinn’s ‘No can do.’

Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks City Council members after budget was approved with vote 45-5 City Hall Tuesday November 26 2013.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks to City Council members after the budget was approved with a vote of 45-5 at City Hall on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. | Michael Jarecki/For Sun-Times Media

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Updated: May 11, 2014 9:14PM

Chicago aldermen have been searching under every rock for alternatives to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to raise property taxes by $250 million to save two of four city employee pension funds. They had better dig harder, according to a new poll conducted for Early & Often, the Chicago Sun-Times’ political portal. Offered four choices on ways Chicago could solve its $20 billion pension crisis, raising property taxes ranked dead-last, chosen by only one percent of the Chicago voters surveyed.

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