federal funding

State News
1:26 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

DCFS director looks to Washington D.C. to bolster budget

The head of Illinois’ child welfare agency says he’s trying to find ways to get around budget cuts proposed by Governor Bruce Rauner.  

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State News
6:26 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Solution elusive to Illinois' highway funding gap

Illinois' reliance on rapidly diminishing federal funding to repair the state's aging roads and bridges means that motorists waste hours stuck on congested roads and spend more on car repairs. 

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State News
3:01 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Geologist Rob Finley Talks About FutureGen

Geologist Rob Finley says the Obama administration's decision to pull $1 billion in federal stimulus funding for FutureGen, effectively shutting it down, was "really unfortunate".
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State News
5:51 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Federal funding provides $400M bump for Illinois hospitals

Hospitals across Illinois will receive $400 million in federal funding under the Affordable Care Act. 

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3:23 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

President Obama authorizes $12 billion for Federal water projects


Agriculture groups say a bill signed by President Obama today is a step toward vital upgrades for the nation’s aging lock and dam system. But they also say there is more work to do.  

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:13 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Il Manufacturing Extension Center in Peoria receives federal money

The Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center in Peoria is getting federal funding to help make small and mid-sized manufacturing firms more competitive. More than 700-thousand-dollars is coming from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.  The goal is to help the Peoria Center create jobs and boost profits for area manufacturers.  U.S. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced the funding.  

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State News
7:14 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Durbin and Bustos give update on Thomson Correctional Center

Credit Associated Press

Federal officials remain committed to opening a vacant prison in northwest Illinois. But securing funding remains a key roadblock in getting the facility in Thomson up and running.

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