Fun with taxpayers' money! | Bleader

Fun with taxpayers' money!

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In case you've lost count, here's a sampling of some of the ways the city has promised in the last few months to spend your money:

$15 million (with another $35 million coming from insurers) to settle suits from the 2003 fire in the Cook County Administration building that left six people dead;

$12 million dispersed to victims of the Daley administration's patronage system;

$11 million to pay off a Millennium Park contractor fired several years ago for not working fast enough;

$13 million so far to victims of abuse under former police Commander Jon Burge;

$2.7 million in January to settle various suits over police misconduct, traffic accidents, and citizens' "animal loss." 

That's $53.7 million so far, and it's only April! By comparison, the city spent: 

$47 million in total judgments and settlements for 2007;

$49 million in total judgments and settlements for 2006;

$34 million in total judgments and settlements for 2005.

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