In his state of the city speech last Wednesday, Mayor Richard Daley of Chicago said the city continues to fact the troubles that confront all urban areas, but has made some progress solving its problems.

He pointed to drug-related crime, struggling schools, and business downsizing that are occurring "at a time of diminishing public resources."

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