Emanuel: Chicago saved $83M since May

December 19, 2011 (CHICAGO)

The mayor announced Monday that the city has saved more than $83 million through cost-cutting measures since May. That exceeds the mayor's goal of saving $75 million since he took office in May.

Among the initiatives launched in May were reducing senior staff expenses, merging government functions and freezing what it calls "non-essential" contracts.

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