$19 Million More to Burn
- Chicago has a received a $19 million grant to cover the local security costs of the NATO summit this May, the city's summit planners said as they announced they have raised more than $36 million in private donations for other costs.
"The Host Committee is thrilled by the support we have received from the business community," said Lori Healey, executive director of the Chicago NATO Host Committee. “Thanks to their generosity, and the support of the federal government, the city will be able to host a tremendous summit that will highlight the best of Chicago."
The figures were released in a statement from the host committee Thursday afternoon, along with a list of donors that includes dozens of the most prominent players in Chicago's corporate community. Amounts of the donations were not provided.
How about some more safety equipment? Like fire extinguishers.