Ventra pass before I discovered that the planned route wouldn't get me there in time: $10
Taxi from O'Hare to courthouse: $159.00
Car service from courthouse to $114.00
Total spent on their shenanigans: $1,996.00.
(Not including dinner, which included the traditional Jameson on that, the anniversary of Tasha's death.)
Posting that by request. It was not my intent to ask, but people have asked me how to help here and on Facebook, so this is here to make it easier, if you don't want to dig around for my Paypal address. Many thanks to those who saw those comments in the thread and have donated already.