Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says he is holding back his list of projects that could be funded by federal stimulus money because he's afraid of raising political expectations.
Daley said Thursday an announcement by him of 20 or 40 projects that could be financed by money from the stimulus package would garner headlines. But if only two of those projects go forward, then the public would be disappointed.
Daley says it is only prudent to be cautious because he isn't certain how much money the city would get from the stimulus package.
Although mayors across the country have released a detailed list of projects, Daley has talked in generalities. His only specific request was $50 million to maintain a 2014 completion date for the massive runway expansion project at O'Hare Airport.