- City Hall is ending its financial support of the Great Chicago Fire Festival, and it's unclear whether the Redmoon Theater-produced event will be held next year.
The city kicked in $100,000 a year for three years for the festival, but Special Events Commissioner Michelle Boone told aldermen on Monday that the funding is not being renewed.
The event started out as a public embarrassment in 2014 when model houses failed to ignite while floating in the Chicago River during the festival's climax, earning the nickname "the fiasco on the river" from one alderman. But the festival moved to dry land on Northerly Island this year, and Boone deemed it "great."
Yeah, right. Tens of thousands of dollars in damages to the nearby Chicago Yacht Club kind of put a damper on memorializing 300 dead people with another conflagration. And the $600 million in tax increases kind of put a damper on things. Morons.
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