In outlining the city’s priorities at the state capitol this year, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley last week called on Illinois lawmakers to pass a capital budget that boosts the current levels proposed in Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s $25 billion capital spending plan.

Daley cited the struggling economy in calling on the General Assembly and the governor to put aside their arguments of recent sessions to pass measures that would reform property taxes, help aid homeowners, increase education spending, and impose new gun-control restrictions.

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