Records show that the city of Chicago spent $18.8 million in worker overtime during the Chicago Cubs’ World Series title run. The Chicago Sun-Times obtained the records via a public records request. The paperwork shows the city spent the money on public safety, traffic management and street cleanup. The Cubs won the championship after a 108-year drought. Chicago officials say the city will cover the tab, not the Cubs. Most of the Cubs-related overtime went to the Chicago Police Department, or about $17.2 million_ $14.7 million during the World Series. Records show Chicago paid about $843,000 for the Office of Emergency Management and Communications and $743,000 for Streets and Sanitation. The Cubs rally and parade cost more than $2.5 million in police and streets and sanitation overtime.
37th District Senator Chuck Weaver was featured on the Galesburg Morning News show on WGIL this morning.
Pi Beta Phi, the nation’s first sorority was born at Monmouth College in 1867 but the Greek life organization has over century old roots at rival Knox College as well.
Earlier this year the Galesburg Downtown Council approved the purchasing and installation of five cigarette recycling receptacles with the goal of cutting down on the amount of used cigarette butts on city sidewalks and ledges.
Knox College’s two directors of their Lincoln Studies Center have been awarded for a career of studying the life and works of Abraham Lincoln.