Illinois Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Congressional Earmarks – Part 3

In our look at pork found in the Transportation and Housing and Urban Development part of this year’s budget, we have gotten through the letter “D” in the Illinois congressional delegation.

The congress critters don’t make it easy. There is no data base that can be easily searched.

The only way I found it was because Taxpayers for Common Sense posted such congressional earmarks.

You can see the source document here.

Today we start with now ex-5th District Congressman Rahm Emanuel’s projects, look at Quad-Cities’ Phil Hare’s, plus Chicago’s Jesse Jackson, Jr.’s and Champaign County’s Tim Johnson’s.

If more than one member of Congress’ name is listed, the rest claim credit.

Rahm Emanuel

  • Surface Transportation Priorities $950,000 Emanuel – Milwaukee Avenue Rehabilitation, IL
  • Surface Transportation Priorities $1,425,000 Emanuel – North Lake Shore Drive Rehabilitation, IL
  • Surface Transportation Priorities $950,000 Emanuel – Village of Franklin Park Street Rehabilitation, IL
  • Economic Development Initiatives $190,000 Emanuel – Women In Need Growing Stronger in Palatine, IL, for the Acquisition and Renovation of a Homeless Shelter (This is is Bean’s district.)
  • HUD, Neighborhood Initiatives $190,000 Emanuel – Academy for Urban School Leadership, IL, for Improvements to Inadequate Facilities

Phil Hare

  • Rail Line Relocation and Improvement Program $475,000 Hare – Quad Cities Track Improvement, IL
  • Transportation, Community and System Preservation $475,000 Hare – Calhoun County 1 Resurfacing, IL
  • Economic Development Initiatives $237,000 Hare, Durbin – East Moline Downtown Development, IL, for Capital Improvements and Development Projects in Downtown E. Molene, including Acquisition and Renovation of Dilapidated Structures

Jesse Jackson, Jr.

  • Alternatives Analysis $285,000 Jackson, Durbin – CTA Red Line Extension, IL
  • Surface Transportation Priorities $237,500 Jackson – 75th and 79th Street Improvements, IL

Tim Johnson

  • Transportation, Community and System Preservation $570,000 Johnson – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Campus Street Extension, IL
  • Economic Development Initiatives $118,750 Johnson – Chanute Air Force Museum for Construction of a New Building to House an Aircraft Display
  • Economic Development Initiatives $95,000 Johnson – Illinois State University, for Development of a Research Park for Small to Medium-Sized Businesses that will Assist with Regional Business Development and Create Opportunities for New Jobs in Illinois
  • FTA Priority Consideration No Dollar Amount Johnson, Durbin – Day Care/Center Park and Ride, City of Champaign, IL (for lapsed funds in previous appropriations acts)

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