02/15/2011 09:23 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Three Hired Truck Firms Paid To Clear Snow After Blizzard

The blizzard of costs to clean up Chicago's third-largest snowstorm is starting to pile up -- with $8 million in emergency contracts awarded in just one day, three of them to former Hired Truck companies.

On Feb. 3, the day after it stopped snowing, the Daley administration awarded 32 emergency contracts of $250,000 apiece, all of them tied to snow removal, storm cleanup or rescue.

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