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Cook County Thu Aug 06 2009

Cook's Stimulus

Pro Publica has the breakdown of stimulus money that has come into Cook County. By number, it looks like higher education and housing are the big recipients--in the form of Section 8 and Pell grants.

Although, here are some big ones that warmed my heart a bit:

CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY $48,931,728.00 Grant INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL, PREVENTATIVE MAI

COMMUTER RAIL DIV OF REGIONAL TRANSP AUTHORITY $46,603,124.00 Grant FY 2009 BRIDGE REHAB/SIGNAL UPGRADES

CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY $191,300,192.00 Grant PURCHASE BUSES, SUBWAY REHABILITATION

 
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Parents Still Steaming, but About More Than Just Boilers

By Phil Huckelberry / 2 Comments

It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents remain irate at the CPS response to date. More...

Civics

Substance, Not Style, the Source of Rahm's Woes

By Ramsin Canon / 2 Comments

It's not surprising that some of Mayor Emanuel's sympathizers and supporters are confusing people's substantive disputes with the mayor as the effect of poor marketing on his part. It's exactly this insular worldview that has gotten the mayor in hot... More...

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