CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Richard Daley yesterday announced that 3,500 non-union city employees will be required to take 14 unpaid furlough days as the city grapples with what could grow to a $300 million budget deficit before the year ends.

Daley previously had ordered unpaid furlough days for the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve in 2008 and 2009 to save money.

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