Chicago residents aren't the only ones angered by the decision, made earlier this month, to close city libraries on Mondays. The librarians themselves are up in arms over the closures...and the elimination of nearly 200 library jobs. This week, they took to the streets of Chicago to protest.
After the librarians raised their voices in protest, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel relented on some of his earlier cost-cutting decisions. He agreed to reinstate nearly half of the 176 library workers who were laid off. And he appears to be softening his stance on keeping city libraries closed on Mondays. See the CBS Chicago story below for more details.
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CBS Chicago * January 23, 2012
Has Emanuel Met His Match in Chicago Librarians?
Chicago library staff protest city budget cuts on Monday.