Recently, Big Government told of a proposed fiscal year 2009 federal budget earmark intended for the Save-A-Life Foundation (SALF), a Chicago-area nonprofit that went belly-up late last year. The article questioned why IL Democrat Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, who introduced the appropriation, wanted to fund SALF years after the charity was the subject of a string of media exposes, including four hard-hitting ABC7 Chicago I-Team reports.
Here are the four unanswered questions:
1. What was the dollar amount of Schakowsky's intended 2009 earmark for SALF?
2. Why was Rep. Schakowsky funding a non-profit years after it was the subject of four ABC7 News Chicago exposes?
3. What's the relationship between Rep. Schakowsky and the charity's founder/president Carol J. Spizzirri, whose organization obtained "at least $8.6 million in federal and state grants"? (Chicago Tribune)
4. Does Rep. Schakowsky think SALF should be investigated in order to determine if those millions were properly spent?