Posts tagged "government waste"

Free Internet access for some, not for others

As part of the stimulus package, $7.2 billion has been set aside for cities and states whose Internet access is considered to be not fast enough. Today we discover that DeKalb County has won $13.2 million, the first of the $400 million for which Illinois eligible, Chicago wants $100 million of that to create free... Read more »

$40 million could buy a lot of health care

But no, it’s going to a new Chicago State West Side campus that the school didn’t request and apparently doesn’t need, but is going to get anyway because Gov. Pat Quinn and the Legislature approved it. The school’s president didn’t even know about the money until reading about it in the newspaper. Of all the... Read more »
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