CHICAGO -Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich yesterday scaled back his long-stalled $34 billion capital budget and dropped a proposal to fund the plan by adding three more casinos across the state, including one in Chicago.

After meeting with a group of legislative leaders yesterday, Blagojevich announced he would cut $9 billion out of the capital plan and drop the gaming expansion proposal, one of the three major revenue sources for the capital project.

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