Tracking Illinois' stimulus money
June 30, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Where is that pot of gold that was supposed to be at the end of a stimulus rainbow for thousands of recipients in Illinois?
While much of the government money is still parked, some funds ended up in unusual places.
When President Obama signed the nearly $800 billion stimulus package into law last year, it was intended to save the American economy. However, less than half of the stimulus funds committed by Washington have been spent by government agencies and the states-- including a billion dollars parked in Illinois.
Even as Illinois stimulus projects clog roadways this summer, American Recovery Act records reveal that nearly a billion dollars in funds are parked in the Chicago area-- sitting unused even while metro jobless figures are among the worst in the nation.
As mounds of money remain unused, the I-Team has been looking at where some of the money has been spent in Chicago. According to government stimulus records:
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