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Runaway police, fire overtime piling up

Five months ago, we reported that the Chicago Police Department had spent $67.6 million on overtime t
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Five months ago, we reported that the Chicago Police Department had spent $67.6 million on overtime through the first six months of 2019. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she was “angry and frustrated” and planned to hold then-Police Supt. Eddie Johnson accountable for reining in an expense Chicago taxpayers “can’t afford.” But by Nov. 30 of last year, Chicago taxpayers had spent $131.2 million on police overtime, and fire department overtime was even worse. Fran Spielman has the story…

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