Snowstorm Costs City $8 Million
(AP) — Chicago’s largest snow storm in years cost the city at least $8 million. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Mayor Richard Daley’s administration awarded 32 contracts of $250,000 each on Feb. 3. The contracts were for snow removal, storm cleanup or rescue. The storm dumped more than 20 inches of snow on the city, leading to a virtual shutdown for more than a day.