CHICAGO (CBS) — Although the city of Chicago has spent the vast majority of its budget for salting and plowing roads, because of an especially brutal winter, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said City Hall has the money to keep handling what Mother Nature throws our way.
WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore the city already has spent $16.5 million of its $20.5 million budget for snow removal – which includes money for the beginning of next winter. That’s because January 2014 has been the fourth snowiest month on record for Chicago, with 33.1 inches of snow so far. For the entire season, the city has had nearly four feet of snow, compared to an average of 17.2 for this time of year. That’s more than the average of 36.7 inches of snowfall for the entire winter in Chicago.