WVEL Money/Sports Scope: Cubs World Series Run Cost The City Of Chicago Millions Of Dollars In Overtime

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According to The Associated Press, records show that the city of Chicago spent $18.8 million in worker overtime during the Chicago Cubs’ World Series title run.

The Chicago Sun-Times obtained the records via a public records request. The paperwork shows the city spent the money on public safety, traffic management and street cleanup. The Cubs won the championship after a 108-year drought. Chicago officials say the city will cover the tab, not the Cubs.

Most of the Cubs-related overtime went to the Chicago Police Department, or about $17.2 million- $14.7 million during the World Series. Records show Chicago paid about $843,000 for the Office of Emergency Management and Communications and $743,000 for Streets and Sanitation.

The Cubs rally and parade cost more than $2.5 million in police and streets and sanitation overtime.


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