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Proviso Probe

Friday, March 03, 2006

GOV, Lightford secures library funds [OP]

Oak Park Journal:
State Senator Kimberly Lightford (D-4th) has announced that she has allocated funds to be distributed to the Oak Park Public Library in the amount of $100,000 for capital expenses related to renovation of the Maze Branch Library.

Where does this money come from? Do members get a fixed pot of money that they get to distribute as they see fit? Or did Lightford divert this money from general funds that could have gone anywhere in the state?


  • As I wrote about Rep. Karen Yarbrough, incumbents get to shamelously hand-out money during elections.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 5:01 PM, March 03, 2006  

  • Damn, Carl. I'm surprised at you. Lawmakers bring home the bacon and you bitch and complain. Isn't that why we send them to represent us? ----so that we can get our slice of the pie?

    Forest Park certainly needed the 911 money in the police department and why begrudge the library of badly needed dollars to enhance it?

    We want our share dammit!

    By Anonymous LB, at 11:58 PM, March 03, 2006  

  • Forest Park needed the money for 911? Forest Park will shortly be going to WesCom with River Forest & Oak Park. Fp's 911 "system" will be in a landfill within 2 years. Did FP need the money??? Sure, to cover the cost of corruption by the lord mayor calderoni. Thanks for bailing out our corrupt mayor Karen! People are so stupid. politicians are complete a$$holes. citizens are hungry, un-educated, un-sheltered and desparate but the crooks can find hundreds of thousands of dollars to throw at a system that is not only unneeded but will never be implemented and those fuk heads know it. But it makes for a good campaign piece. It is disgraceful.

    By Blogger watching & waiting, at 1:26 AM, March 04, 2006  

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