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Who Needs NATO? Emanuel Uses Federal Funds to Pay for Really Similar Programs to the Ones Pat Quinn is Funding

Chicago Tribune 3 December 2012 One Comment

Programs that aim to steer Chicago children away from street violence will benefit from funds left over from the NATO summit, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Sunday.


The initiative, dubbed Youth Working for Success, aims to give a total of $1 million in grants to after-school programs, youth-employment efforts and mentoring services that apply early next year for the money, according to the plan the mayor’s office outlined.
The $1 million will come from private and federal money left over from a fund designed to cover the costs the city incurred while hosting the NATO summit in May.

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  • Michael R said:

    True Democrat pricipal. You have unspent Nato funds, so why not spend it?

    How about saving it. Returning it. Paying other bills.

    Chicago didn’t want NATO to begin with. But it was a million dollar windfall. Buy some votes.

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