CHICAGO - With the Chicago City Council set to vote tomorrow on a $6 billion 2009 budget, officials on Monday announced an agreement with their unions that will save about 145 jobs slated for elimination as part of Mayor Richard Daley's measures to erase a $469 million deficit.

The budget unveiled by the mayor last month called for the cutting of 2,628 positions through a mix of eliminating vacant jobs and 929 layoffs, but city officials and union representatives have been negotiating various work-rule changes and other incentives that could lower the figures.

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