Cities and counties across the state could be handcuffed into slashing police and fire forces, cutting back on waste removal and raising taxes under a proposal by Gov. Quinn to cut funding for local governments by at least $300 million.
Chicago would lose $68 million at a time when the city is already reeling from its own budget crisis, and 45 other local governments stand to lose at least $1 million each from Quinn's plan, according to figures obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times.
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