Didn't We Cover This?
- The campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama sought to allay concerns from Chicago taxpayers and city officials today with promises it would foot the bill for an expansive outdoor rally at the southern end of Grant Park on election night.
- "They have assured us that they're willing to pay," said Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications spokeswoman Jennifer Martinez, adding that the city had yet to hit the total button. "We're still outlining what some of these things will entail."
We certainly hope that in these tight budgetary times and in the midst of a thousand or more layoffs, that every penny was pinched to spare taxpayers any uncomfortable burdens.
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