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Illinois Stimulus Funds

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GOP Rep Smiles For Camera, Cuts Ribbon On Project He Opposed

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An ardent opponent of the federal stimulus plan showed up Monday in Winnetka, Ill., to smile and cut the ribbon at a ceremony unveiling ...

State Stimulus Web Site Still Gets Low Marks For Transparency

Chicago Public Radio | Adriene Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois has updated its stimulus Websites -- but it's still getting low marks for transparency....

Stimulus Funds Put Homeless Agencies In Bind

Chi-Town Daily News | Adrian G. Uribarri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In early July federal officials promised more than $67 million in stimulus funds to prevent homelessness in Illinois. They saw it as a way to help fam...

Blagojevich, Springfield Gridlock Helped Illinois Stimulus Projects: LaHood

Chicago Tribune | Rick Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois' long-dysfunctional government ultimately helped the state gain quick approval for a large share of federal stimulus money to fix roads and b...

Three Small Illinois Airports To Get $10M From Stimulus: Durbin

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Federal authorities are setting aside nearly $10 million in stimulus money for three Illinois airports. A statement from Sen. Dick Du...

Daley And Durbin Make Case For Earmarks: 'They Are Defensible'

Chicago Tribune | Hal Dardick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As the federal government descends deeper into deficit spending, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Mayor Richard Daley today came out in defense of one politi...

Tracking Stimulus Cash A Tough Task

Chicago Public Radio | Michael Puente | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The President's $787 billion spending bill will send large chunks of money to Illinois and Indiana. President Obama says he wants transparency in how ...

Feds To Keep Extra Close Eye On Illinois Stimulus Spending

Crain's Chicago Business | Paul Merrion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Federal auditors plan to keep an especially close eye on how Illinois spends its share of federal stimulus money. The Government Accountability Offic...

Stimulus May Force Illinois To Fix Medical Bill Backlog

Chicago Public Radio | Gabriel Spitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois has been a bit of a deadbeat. The state has piles of unpaid bills--including $2 billion just for Medicaid reimbursements. Now this massive ba...

Illinois Still Has Time To Get Stimulus Money: State

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois transportation officials say they haven't missed any federal deadlines for stimulus funds. And an Illinois Department of Transportation spok...

Chicago Hasn't Applied For Stimulus Transit Money Yet, Window Closing

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois still has not officially submitted a list of shovel-ready road and mass transit projects to the federal government for funding under the econ...

Stimulus Money Begins Rolling In

Chicago Public Radio | Gabriel Spitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

llinois officials expect to get the state's first chunk of federal stimulus money today. But they're unclear on how much it will be, and what it can b...

Stimulus Bringing High-Speed Rail To Chicago

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After a decade of quiet tinkering around the margins, the dream of making Chicago the center of a high-speed rail network finally is taking real shape...

Illinois Stimulus Projects Lists Still Kept From Public

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With Illinois poised to get nearly $9 billion from the federal stimulus bill, state and city officials have been scrambling to compile wish lists of p...

Stimulus Bill Shortchanges Chicago Transit, State Has $700M Wish List

The Huffington Post | Ben Goldberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With Congress set to vote Friday on the nearly $800 billion economic stimulus package, details have seeped out about how the money will be divided. It...

O'Hare Expansion At Top Of Stimulus Projects List

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard M. Daley hasn't been too specific about what's on the city's economic-stimulus wish list. But during a visit to Washington on Tuesday, h...

Senate Stimulus Bill Could Cost Illinois $2.4 Billion

Crain's Chicago Business | Paul Merrion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Spending cuts in the $838-billion stimulus bill passed by the Senate on Tuesday will cost Illinois at least $2.4 billion and thousands of jobs if it p...

Daley Reveals Part Of Stimulus Projects Wish List

Chicago Sun-Times | Maureen O'Donnell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley on Monday outlined projects he would like to complete if funding is made available through President Obama's economic stimulation package....

Quinn Wants Stimulus Details Before Crafting Budget

Chicago Tribune | Rick Pearson and Monique Garcia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Gov. Pat Quinn on Sunday conducted the latest in a series of news conferences unveiling pieces of his new administration, concerns mounted over a m...

White House Releases Stimulus Benefit Estimate For Illinois

Progress Illinois | Josh Kalven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Yesterday, the White House released a fact-sheet detailing the "immediate, tangible impacts" of President Obama's economicy recovery package in all 50...

Gov. Quinn Goes To Washington, Gives Out Cell Phone Number

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Governor Pat Quinn made the rounds in Washington Tuesday, meeting with President Obama and members of the Illinois Congressional delegation to try to ...

Stimulus Bill Could Provide $105 Million For Illinois Transit Projects

Crain's Chicago Business | Paul Merrion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The House of Representatives added $3 billion in rail and bus system spending to the $825-billion stimulus package Wednesday. [...] Half of the new m...

Stimulus Bill Could Yield Nearly $22.3 Billion For Illinois

Crain's Chicago Business | Paul Merrion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Federal budget experts have identified at least $22.3 billion in tax cuts and increased spending for Illinois in the Obama administration's $825-billi...

House Moves To Bar Blago From Touching Stimulus Funds

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives' Appropriations Committee voted on Wednesday to bar Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, charged in...

House Stimulus Bill Gives Illinois $1.8 Billion For Infrastructure

Progress Illinois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

According to a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee report released today, the current version of their stimulus plan includes $1.8 billi...