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Illinois Stimulus Projects

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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 ...

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...

Only 2 of 200 IDOT Stimulus Contracts Have Gone To Chicago Companies

Chicago Public Radio | Adriene Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Department of Transportation says it's awarded nearly two-thirds of its stimulus money. But Chicago contractors don't seem to be winning ...

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...

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...

Quinn Wants $25 Billion State Stimulus Program, No Talk Of Funding

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn has put a dollar figure on Illinois' homegrown effort to stimulate the economy. Gov. Pat Quinn says he wants to spend $25 billion on w...

CTA To Start Working On $241 Million In Stimulus Projects

Chi-Town Daily News | ADRIAN G. URIBARRI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Yesterday, days ahead of the stimulus-package funding deadline, the federal government handed the CTA $241 million for capital projects. Today, a regi...

City Colleges Approve $85 Million In 'Secret' Stimulus Spending

Chi-Town Daily News | Peter Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While the City Colleges of Chicago won't say what it plans to do with its share of federal stimulus money, it has pre-approved spending up to $85 mill...

Transit Agencies To Fight Over $414 Million In Stimulus Funds

Progress Illinois | Angela Caputo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Here's how the $414 million in mass transit money set to flow into the region will be distributed by agency: $240 million (or 58 percent) will go to t...

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...

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...