Crestwood officials' legal bill tops $1 million
February 15, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- The legal bills to defend suburban Crestwood officials accused of pumping contaminated water to residents now top $1 million.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the Crestwood taxpayers picking up the tab will also have to give up property tax rebates they have enjoyed for more than a decade.
Crestwood officials allegedly drew water from a contaminated well for 22 years in an apparent effort to save money.
Village officials have hired some of the most expensive lawyers in Chicago to defend them.
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