CHICAGO — Ahead of the release this week of his proposed $6.2 billion 2010 budget, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley yesterday announced spending reductions and other measures to generate $114 million in savings as he seeks to close a $520 million deficit without raising taxes or fees.

The city will slice 220 vacant positions from the budget for $18 million in savings and cut non-personnel costs in areas like travel, supplies, and equipment by 5% for $20 million in savings.

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