With Chicago’s revenue collections now $113 million below budgeted projections, city officials last week increased the pressure on unions to agree to concessions — such as unpaid furlough days — or face layoffs.

“We continue to closely monitor our financial position to ensure we are doing all we can to protect taxpayers,” said chief financial officer Gene Saffold. “But the reality is that we aren’t going to be able to address this revenue shortfall without reducing personnel costs.”

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