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Who Says Chicago is Broke? Rahm Hands Out $47 Million Taxpayer Money with Zero Oversight

Sun-Times 30 April 2019 No Comment

On Monday, Emanuel made his fifth and final round of grants under the Robin Hood program he created to get sorely-needed capital to small businesses and create jobs in inner-city neighborhoods with stubbornly-high rates of unemployment.

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The final results are impressive, whether or not Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot decides to keep the program or change the rules.

Nearly 200 local businesses and neighborhood organizations have now shared $47 million in grants.

That includes the latest class of 84 businesses dividing $11 million in small grants ($250,000 or less) and 10 more dividing $14 million worth of City Council-approved larger grants of more than $250,000 apiece.


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