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Mayor Emanuel Still Begging For NATO Reimbursements

By Samantha Abernethy in News on Jul 20, 2012 10:20PM

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The Mayor's office has made a second round of reimbursement requests for a total of $3.2 million in expenses for the city's NATO summit expenses. Last month the city put in a request of more than $15 million to cover police overtime. This brings the total amount of reimbursements requested to $18.8 million. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said many times in the months leading to the summit that the bills wouldn't fall on the city.

This request includes more than $300,000 for the CTA and another $900,000 for police agencies. Plus there's overtime for civilian city employees, reimbursement for University of Illinois housing and security and reimbursements for other police agences nationwide that pitched in.

A spokeswoman for the Mayor's office says the city will continue to submit itemized bills to the feds and will have all of them submitted within the month. Current projections show the city incurred more than $28 million in total expenses.