Chicago will have to pay the federal government about $6 million for snow removal from 10 years ago.
In 1999 and 2000, the Federal Emergency Management Agency helped the city clear snow at o’hare and midway airports.
Now, a federal judge ruled the city must reimburse the federal government for those costs.
The judge said airlines are not considered “disaster victims” and therefore did not fall under FEMA’s obligations.
A spokesperson for the city’s law deparment says taxpayers will not be responsible for making that payment.