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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) Amount


Sponsors Locations Receiving Organization
View earmark details 2009 Illinois State University, Bloomington, IL for development of a university research park for small to medium-sized businesses that will assist with regional business development and create opportunities for new jobs in Illinois
(Transportation-Housing and Urban Development)
$95,000 Rep. Tim Johnson (R-IL) Bloomington, Illinois Illinois State University
View earmark details 2009 Access Community Health Network, Martin Russo Health Center, to implement a community-based heart health program
$95,000 Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) Bloomingdale, Illinois Access Community Health Network
View earmark details 2009 Access Living, for a program to assist disabled veterans with reintegrating into society
$95,000 Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) Chicago, Illinois
View earmark details 2009 Alton School District, for arts education and equipment and technology for a new technology center
$95,000 Rep. Jerry Costello (D-IL) Alton, Illinois Alton (Ill.) Community Unit School District No. 11
View earmark details 2009 Cristo Rey Network, for feasibility studies of potential Iowa school sites
$95,000 Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) Chicago, Illinois Cristo Rey Network
View earmark details 2009 Design, Engineering, Land Acquisition and Planning for the Extension of Rt. 162 from Maryville towards Troy, IL
(Transportation-Housing and Urban Development)
$95,000 Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) Illinois
View earmark details 2009 Elgin Boys and Girls Club, for after-school programs
$95,000 Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL) Elgin, Illinois Boys and Girls Club of Elgin (Ill.) Inc.
View earmark details 2009 Foundation for Alzheimer's and Cultural Memory, for its Memory Bridge initiative for an after-school service learning program for at-risk students
$95,000 Rep. Jesse Jackson (D-IL) Chicago, Illinois Foundation for Alzheimer's and Cultural Memory
View earmark details 2009 Henry/Stark County Health Department, to start a mental health services program in Henry County
$95,000 Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL) Kewanee, Illinois Henry and Stark County (Ill.) Health Department
View earmark details 2009 History Makers, Chicago, IL for a digitization project
$95,000 Rep. Jesse Jackson (D-IL) Chicago, Illinois
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