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City's Failure To Fix Crumbling Viaduct To Cost Taxpayers $450,000

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Chicago's failure to repair a crumbling downtown viaduct -- despite a "task order" generated by a call to 311 -- will cost taxpayers $450,000.

The City Council's Finance Committee on Monday approved a $450,000 settlement to compensate a pregnant woman and her husband injured when the roof and front windshield of their car were smashed by a 50-lb. chunk of concrete that fell from a viaduct in 2007.

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