Posts tagged "Stimulus act"

Are stimulus numbers accurate?

Controversy is brewing over federal statistics detailing the number of local jobs saved by the stimulus package. According to a recent analysis by the Chicago Tribune, some of the numbers just don’t add up. In particular:–    The feds reported that 473 teachers’ jobs were saved in North Chicago. The district only employs 290 teachers.–    The... Read more »

Where is stimulus money headed in Cook County?

It’s easy to get lost while trying to sift through such a massive amount of money and information. But a team of reporters at ProPublica has made it a lot easier to track what is happening with stimulus money in each state and county.   The team’s most recent coverage included a pair of Excel... Read more »