CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel marked his first 100 days in office Monday by highlighting his progress in cutting city spending and implementing reforms aimed at improving government operations and public transparency.

The city has realized $51 million of $75 million in proposed 2011 budgetary savings through various measures, Emanuel said at a news conference Monday and in a letter addressed to the public ahead of his 100-day mark on Tuesday. He pledged before taking office to achieve the savings this year.

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