Afternoon Briefing: Johnson bond plan advances, then gets delayed

Good afternoon, Chicago.

Mayor Brandon Johnson’s ambitious $1.25 billion bond plan advanced to the full City Council today after previously being held up by opponents, only to get stalled by a mayoral ally once it got there.

The mayor’s proposal to raise funds earmarked for housing, job growth and cultural projects had been scheduled for a vote in the city’s Finance Committee Monday, but that was tabled amid an attempt to undercut the plan with significant changes. Similar challenges surfaced again Wednesday, but the plan nonetheless passed Finance in a 20-9 vote.

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