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Mayor Daley To D.C.: Gimme Some More

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Aug 21, 2009 2:20PM

2009_08_21_daley.jpg Not content with the $1 billion-plus the city has already received in federal stimulus funding, Mayor Daley is appealing to President Obama for even more cash. $800 million more, to be exact. Said Da Mayor, "This is not pork barrel. This is not wasted money. This is all about the future of this country." According to the Tribune:

Deputy Chief of Staff Pat Harney said the city would like a $100 million grant to expand Internet access in homes and businesses, a no-interest loan to replace sewer and water mains, and federal dollars to improve airport security.

Well, if that's the case, can we have a few hundred dollars to upgrade the Chicagoist office to cable? Better yet, High-Def? Meanwhile, the CTA is delaying plans to purchase 140 new accordion-style hybrid buses thanks to what they cay is a lack of state-funding.