Several Chicago aldermen receive pricy computer tablets

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Most of Chicago’s 50 aldermen have new, computer tablets, thanks to taxpayers.


Several council members received the “Dell Latitude 10” tablets that run Microsoft Windows 8, keyboards, and docking stations.

The total bill: $80,500.

The tablets have software that allows council members to submit requests for services like replacing streetlights, trimming trees, and removing graffiti. Much of that is currently filed on paper.

Some alderman declined the gadget because they already use their own tablet or smartphone.

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