The money for NATO must be out there somewhere

We’re still waiting for that NATO money to materialize.

Aides to Mayor Rahm Emanuel have repeatedly said they’ve procured tens of millions of dollars in federal funding to cover security costs for the NATO summit—essentially an assurance that Chicagoans won’t be the only taxpayers who have to pony up for Emanuel’s idea of hosting the international meeting.

But it turns out that city officials haven’t even asked the feds for that much money yet. And so far Chicago hasn’t received a dollar from them to cover the NATO security bill, which is almost certain to grow over the coming months.