Chicago Ald. Will Burns (4th, left) and Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) confer during the City Council meeting in March. | West/For Sun-Times Media
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to raise property taxes by $250 million to shore up the Municipal Employees and Laborers pension funds — and a looming, $600 million payment to stabilize police and fire pension funds — has aldermen looking under every rock for alternative sources of revenue.