And wait! That's not to finish the station. Get this:
Unbelievable. Oh, wait, this is Chicago, where budgets are only very rough estimates.
But people familiar with the matter say the new subsidies will cover only costs already incurred.
Until even more money is found, those people say, the semi-completed station will be mothballed, much like an unfinished basement in a home whose owner has poured the concrete but can't afford to install carpeting, paneling and other finishing touches.
Seriously, if I were a developer, can you imagine what my money partner would say to me if I consistently brought projects in at 50%+ over budget? I can't print it, but I'd surely be canned. But this seems to happen a lot in the public sector. Why -- not my money syndrome?