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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 ...

Illinois Energy Program Overpriced, 'Substandard': Audit

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Energy-efficiency work on homes in the Chicago area funded by federal stimulus program money was sub-par, overpriced and poo...

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...

Stimulus Report: Illinois' Site Ranks Dead Last

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- On a scale of zero to 100, it can't get worse than the big goose egg. That's the embarrassing rating Illinois received in a report re...

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...

Illinois Getting $82M From Stimulus For Child Care, Vaccines

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Obama administration says Illinois will get $82 million in federal stimulus money to help children and prevent disease. ...

Schools Face Huge Budget Problems Despite $1 Billion Stimulus Boost

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With the federal government handing Illinois public schools more than $1 billion extra this year, you might think it's a good year for schools. But y...

Quinn Makes Construction Plan, Blago Reform Measures Law

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a construction program aimed at putting people back to work while lawmakers hash out a much larger public works program. Of...

State Getting $3 Billion For Education From Stimulus

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO - Federal officials say Illinois will receive about $3 billion for education in economic stimulus money. It's money President Barack Obama pr...

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...

Quinn Calls For Tax Structure Changes, Community Investment

AP | Sophia Tareen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said he wants to overhaul the state's tax structure to ease burdens on the poor and work on a scholarship initiative...

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...

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...

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...

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....