Illinois Senate Approves Plan to Spend $5B in Federal FundsIllinois lawmakers approved a plan Tuesday to direct almost $5 billion in federal funds to social service agencies after one advocate described the state's long-running budget problems as a "death march.''
Federal Funds Available In Ill. For Tornado FixesProperty owners affected by the deadly February tornadoes that raked southern Illinois are eligible for federal funds for rehabbing their houses.
Federal Funds Pouring in to Illinois Flood VictimsGrants awarded so far total $7.8 million in 14 Southern Illinois counties declared federal disaster areas.
More Taxpayer Dollars for SchoolsNot passing the legislation would be an unfair burden to local school districts.

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