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Stimulus Fund Tracker

Want to know where all that Stimulus money was spent in your homestate?

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Stimulus Fund Tracker

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President Barack Obama appears in front of a bank of solar panels at Nellis Air Force Base as he speaks about using American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to invest in solar energy May 27 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nellis has North America's largest solar photovoltaic power plant.

Three years ago this week President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act designed to pour billions in to local communities in an effort to create jobs.   

Since then the government has paid out more than a half a trillion dollars of grants and loans, with more than 20 Billion of that coming here to Illinois.  

Want to know where all that Stimulus money was spent in your homestate?

Our partners at Pro Publica have been keeping track

On Monday, the folks at Pro Publica released their updated Stimulus Recovery tracker. 

Take a look at their data and see if you can tell who in Illinois has benefitted most from the billions in funds. 

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