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Originally aired November 16, 1979

In her inaugural State of the City Address, Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne (1979–1983) unveiled the 1980 budget which introduced more than 700 layoffs and contained 1500 fewer positions than what was appropriated for in the 1979 budget for a $25 million savings.

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