United Returns $5.6 Million in Tax Incentives to Chicago

Were given money to move, but consolidated and gave the money back, though they weren't required to


United Airlines parent United Continental Holdings is returning $5.6 million in tax incentives to the city of Chicago, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The money related to United's move to its corporate headquarters at 77 W. Wacker Drive in 2007. But now that the company plans to move and consolidate its headquarters to Willis Tower, the airline said it was "appropriate" to return the money even though it wasn't necessary, according to the Tribune.