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NATO Summit could cost South Shore Line operator $100,000

The NATO Summit in Chicago lat month will cost the operator of the South Shore Line commuter railroad about $100,000.

More than 100 police officers hired to provide security cost $56,000, and the commuter railroad lost about $23,000 in fares because of reduced ridership from May 19 to 21, and other expenses will bring the total cost to about $100,000, according to Gerald Hanas, general manager of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District, which runs the South Shore Line.

His agency is looking to see if it can apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency funds or some other source of funding to foot at least part of the bill.

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