Chicago ordered to pay $6M in emergency snow removal costs

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.

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