Illinois

By   /   November 17, 2009  /   1 Comment

Federal stimulus dollars were used to help laid off congressional districts in Illinois, according to Recovery.gov. In fact, nearly $500,000 was directed towards the 20th District, which lost its job following the 2000 census. That’s not all, $2.4 million was sent to the district’s retired compatriots–the 21st and 22nd–which were done away with after the 1990 census.

All told, $6.6 million was distributed to six districts, which do not exist.

A Watchdog study revealed 440 non-existent congressional districts within the stimulus tracking web site, recovery.org. The full report can be found here and below:

Recovery’s Phantom Districts

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Bill McMorris