Home » Featured, Headline

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.


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.

Read more in the Sun Times

Leave your response!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.