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NATO Overtime Cost Chicago More Than $18 Million

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    Chicago’s Inspector General Joe Ferguson says the City of Chicago spent almost $19 million on overtime for city employees during the NATO Summit last May. 

    In addition, over $600,000 was spent borrowing officers from three municipalities to help with security. 

    Ferguson says in total, the city spent $27.4 million on the NATO Summit. 

    Police overtime for the summit topped $14 million.  Another $2.7 million went to overtime for the Chicago Fire Department.  Over $600,000 was billed by the Office of Emergency Management and Communications, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Fleet and Facility Management. 

    Overtime at Streets and Sanitation topped $350 thousand.  CTA racked up another $309,000, with $300,000 billed by the Department of Aviation. 

    Chicago paid the Milwaukee Police Department over $265,000 for assistance.  Another $210 thousand went to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, with another $154 thousand paid to Philadelphia.

    An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the Inspector General of Chicago as Jonathon Davey.