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Playground or tennis courts? 45th ward votes where to spend tax dollars.

by Cat Boardman
May 8, 2014


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Last year, only 635 votes were filed in a ward of 54,000 residents. This year, Alderman Arena hopes to reach 1,000 votes.

If you could vote on what to improve in your neighborhood, what would you choose to do first? Residents of Chicago's 45th ward are getting to answer that question by voting on how they want to spend $1.3 million on their community.