City auctioning off unneeded items to raise revenue

A used truck being available for bidding as part of the city's public surplus auction. (Courtesy of the City of Chicago's Public Surplus auction website)

Chicago is holding an auction of public surplus items, from old calculators to solar panels to trucks and more, to raise revenue for the city.

A city spokesperson said that by selling items the city no longer uses, officials expect to bring an estimated $2 million in revenue in 2016.

Since January of 2014, the city has brought in nearly $4 million in revenue from the sale of uneeded items, and over the last four years revenue has totaled more than $14 million.

Auctions are being held online. Click here to see items for sale and to bid.
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