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Gov. Pat Quinn has asked all the state's constitutional offices and some state agencies to slash their annual budgets by at least 9%, but won't say how he arrived at that figure.

Quinn declined to give details Sunday at an unrelated news conference.

The Democrat presents his budget Wednesday. It's expected to include a number of proposed cuts and closures.

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon announced Saturday that she'd cut her office's budget by 9.4% to help Illinois deal with its financial problems. The state's backlog of unpaid bills is around $9.2 billion.

Quinn applauded Simon's efforts.

Quinn says he'll be closing "quite a few" state facilities. He wouldn't give details Sunday, only saying that some have been around for more 100 years and their time is up.

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