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Come fly with me: Lawmakers took 21 privately funded trips this Congress

by Cronkite News on 07/16/2014

Congressman praises House Ethics Committee

by Mason City Globe Gazette on 07/09/2014

Loebsack praises House Ethics reversal on privately funded travel

by Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier on 07/06/2014

Interest groups let Congress travel free

by Milwaukee - Wisconsin Journal Sentinel on 07/05/2014

Where are this year's earmarks
Fiscal Year(s)

View earmark details Earmark Spending in Illinois

* Earmarks requested by the president are not included in the member and state rankings to better reflect political power. This follows the methodology used by Taxpayers for Common Sense.
Fiscal Year(s) 2008-2010 No Total Amount
Congressional earmarks 998 $1,031,088,882
All earmarks 1086* $2,519,434,583*
Earmark Details Year Description (Bill)

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Amount Sponsors Locations Receiving Organization
View earmark details 2010 Wireless Surveillance System
(Commerce, Justice and Science)
$300,000 Rep. Mike Quigley (-IL) Melrose Park, Illinois Melrose Park (Ill.) Police Department
View earmark details 2009 Women in Need Growing Stronger in Palatine, IL for the acquisition and renovation of a homeless facility
(Transportation-Housing and Urban Development)
$190,000 Rep. Rahm Emanuel (-IL) Palatine, Illinois WINGS Program Inc.
View earmark details 2008 Women's Sports Foundation, Chicago, IL, for the GoGirlGol Chicago Initiative, a mentoring, education and development program
(Commerce, Justice and Science)
$526,900 Sen. Dick Durbin (-IL)
Sen. Barack Obama (-IL)
Chicago, Illinois Women's Sports Foundation
View earmark details 2008 Women's Treatment Center, Chicago, IL, for preservation services for incarcerated mothers and their children
(Commerce, Justice and Science)
$230,000 Sen. Dick Durbin (-IL) Chicago, Illinois
View earmark details 2009 Woodlawn East Community and Neighbors Inc. (WECAN), Chicago, IL for housing resource center, energy assistance, after-school programming, job referral service
(Transportation-Housing and Urban Development)
$95,000 Rep. Bobby Rush (-IL) Chicago, Illinois Woodlawn East Community and Neighbors Inc.
View earmark details 2008 Wood River Levee, IL
(Energy and Water)
$321,000 Rep. Jerry Costello (-IL) Illinois
View earmark details 2009 Wood River Levee, IL
(Energy and Water)
$2,632,000 President *
Rep. Jerry Costello (-IL)
Rep. John Shimkus (-IL)
Sen. Dick Durbin (-IL)
...more
Illinois
View earmark details 2010 Wood River Levee, IL
(Energy and Water)
$1,105,000 President *
Rep. Jerry Costello (-IL)
Rep. John Shimkus (-IL)
Wood River Levee, Illinois
View earmark details 2010 World Food and Health Initiative, IL
(Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA)
$461,000 Rep. Jesse Jackson (-IL)
Rep. Tim Johnson (-IL)
Sen. Roland Wallace Burris (-IL)
...more
Illinois
View earmark details 2009 Yellow Line Extension, IL
(Transportation-Housing and Urban Development)
$237,500 Rep. Jan Schakowsky (-IL)
Sen. Dick Durbin (-IL)
Illinois
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