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Park District Adds Closing Days to Balance Budget

By Chuck Sudo in News on Mar 2, 2011 5:26PM

2010_11_12_CPS.gif The Chicago Park District, in a attempt to balance its $400 million budget, is adding more closure days to its facilities. Superintendent Timothy Mitchell said the District chose days that the closures would be "least impactful" city residents. Those days are Monday, March 7, the day before Thanksgiving, December 23 and December 30. MItchell said that the added closure days were preferable to layoffs, added furlough days to union employees and raising the levies on property taxes necessary to cover the budget.