Chicago Mayor Richard Daley last week identified more than $1 billion in education, infrastructure, job creation and training, housing, public safety, and energy-efficiency projects the city hopes to fund with the formula-grant funding portion of the federal stimulus program.

 “In Chicago, we’re moving to take full advantage of the diverse opportunities the program offers,” Daley said. “It builds on the many steps we’re taking here to do our part to kick-start our economy and help people get through the worst economy in modern times.”

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