The CPD On Pace To Spend $150M On OvertimeFighting crime is busting the city's budget. The CPD is on pace to double their $75 million overtime budget.
Chicago's Overtime Costs 'Out Of Control'A budget watchdog probed public records to find that the city shelled out more than $282 million in overtime last year.
Fire Commissioner Defends OT Costs, Response TimesFire Commissioner Jose Santiago said lawsuits over hiring practices have been to blame for staffing shortages that led to as much as $43 million in overtime costs this year.
Mayor Expects Significant Drop In Police Overtime By FallMayor Rahm Emanuel said, perhaps by mid-September, the Police Department won’t need as many officers working overtime on saturation patrols in high-crime areas, thanks to new recruits hitting the streets.
Chicago Police Burn Through Two-Thirds Of OT BudgetThe Chicago police department has already spent two-thirds of its overtime budget for the entire year.
Cook County Blows Through Half Of Overtime BudgetCook County spent half of its overtime budget in the first quarter of this year. Now, they're trying to figure out the why and how.