State Lost $2.7 Million In Grant Money

07/02/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Since 2003, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has found major improprieties with nine other grants doled out by lawmakers, including one that President Obama handed out back when he was a state senator.

In all, $2.7 million in grant money has been wasted, a Chicago Sun-Times review of the commerce agency's records show.

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