Connect with us
A list of earmarks Sen. Obama requested be included in the fiscal 2008 federal budget.

archive

Obama Requested Millions in Earmarks

A list of earmarks Sen. Obama requested be included in the fiscal 2008 federal budget.

In his presidential campaign, Sen. Barack Obama (D.-Ill.) makes a big point of his opposition to budget earmarks.  Here, nonetheless, is a list of earmarks Sen. Obama requested be included in the fiscal 2008 federal budget.  

*  Adler Planetarium, to support replacement of its projector and related equipment, $3,000,000.  

*  AIDSCARE, Inc., for general operating support, $750,000.  

AIDSCARE, Inc., for completion of the North Lawndale Campus, $2,000,000.  

*  Aledo, Ill., to support its replacement of two aging water towers, $750,000.  

*  American Red Cross of Illinois, for emergency preparedness, $5,000,000.  

*  American Theater Company, for the construction of a new facility in Logan Square, $200,000.  

*  Army Corps of Engineers in the Chicago District of Illinois, to support permanent construction of the Asian Carp Barrier, $7,500,000.  

*  Army Corps of Engineers in the Chicago District of Illinois, to support operations and maintenance of the permanent Asian Carp Barrier.  $1,000,000.  

*  Army Corps of Engineers in the City of Rock Island, Ill., to support construction of Sunset Marina Harbor entrance improvements, $500,000.  

*  Army Corps of Engineers in Illinois, to support project UMR-IWW system navigation study, $24,000,000.  

*  Aurora University, Illinois, to the Center for Latino Leadership and Education, $400,000.  

*  Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill., for the first responder program—an education initiative for public safety officers and Iraqi and Afghanistan veterans, $1,750,000.  

*  Carpentersville, Ill., for the Carpentersville Community Response Team, $500,000.  

*  Carthage, Ill., to develop the Illinois 336 Corridor Carthage exchange, $1,350,000.  

*  Center for Advanced Design, Research, and Exploration at the University of Illinois at Chicago, for development of rapid wound healing therapies, $4,800,000.  

*Center for Advanced Design, Research, and Exploration at the University of Illinois at Chicago, to develop a hand-held device used in combat, $2,000,000.  

*  Channahon, Ill., for road upgrades, $12,000,000.  

*  Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center, for facility improvements, renovations, and expansion of the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center for child abuse support services, $500,000.  
*  Chicago Children’s Museum, for the construction of a new Chicago Children’s Museum facility, $1,000,000.  

*  Chicago Children’s Museum, for its community health and wellness initiatives, $300,000.  

*  Chicago Park District, for the development of DuSable Park, $3,000,000.  
Chicago Public Schools, for their Chicago Reading Initiative: supported literacy programs, $4,000,000.  
*  Chicago State University, for research into unmanned aerial systems, $5,000,000.  

*  Chicago State University, to develop a sustainable and portable power system for military operation, $5,000,000.  

*  Chicago State University, to the HIV/ AIDS Policy and Research Institute, $1,000,000.  

*  Children’s Memorial Hospital, for the construction of Children’s Memorial Hospital intensive care unit facilities, $3,000,000.  

Columbia College Department of Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling in Chicago, for its A.I.M. Program in partnership with the Jesse Brown Veterans Administration Medical Center, $3,000,000.  

*  Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago, for its therapeutic School and Center for Autism Research, $1,500,000.  

*  Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities in Springfield, Ill., for its training-health-professionals program, $500,000.  

*  Field Museum, for roof repair and rainwater diversion, $4,900,000.  

*  Field Museum, to support the expansion of the Halls of the Americas, $1,000,000.  

*  Franklin Park, Ill., for construction of the Grand Avenue Underpass in Chicago, Ill., to ease congestion and increase traffic safety, $3,000,000.  

*  Galesburg, Ill., to support construction of a new water treatment facility at the Oquawka, Illinois facility along the Mississippi River, $1,500,000.  
*  Governors State University, for the Center of Excellence in Health Professions Education, $1,000,000.  

*  Illinois Central College, for its Central Illinois collaborative advanced manufacturing workforce initiative, $3,000,000.  

*  Illinois Institute of Technology, for research into impact-resistant materials, $1,500,000.  

*  Illinois Institute of Technology, to support its integrated advance energy systems research initiative, $750,000.  
*  Illinois Primary Health Care Association for the Electronic Health Record Project, $2,000,000  
*  Illinois State University, for the Chicago teacher-education pipeline programs and partnerships, $300,000.
*  Illinois State University, for the Great Lakes teacher and preparation leadership preparation consortium, $500,000.  

*  Illinois State University, to improve manufacturing competitiveness with further development of the Integrated Manufacturing Laboratory, $500,000.  

*  Johnsburg, Ill., to support construction of additional sewer lines, $2,000,000.  

*  Lake County, Ill., for its integrated criminal justice information system, $1,000,000

Lee County Highway Department in Amboy, Ill., for road upgrades, $300,000.  
*  Lewis and Clark Community College, for its mobile health clinic to provide healthcare services to rural areas, $350,000.  

*  Lewis University Airport in  Romeoville, Ill., for the extension of its primary runway, $3,420,000,  

*  Long Creek, Ill., to support construction of new water towers to increase its water capacity, $660,000.  
*  Loretto Hospital, in Chicago for the Launa Thompson Women’s Health Pavilion, $550,000.  
*  Loyola University Chicago, to the Center for School District Leadership for distance learning, $1,000,000.  

*  Manteno, Ill., to connect existing and proposed parks in Kankakee County as part of the Manteno Greenways trail system, $860,475  

*  Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center in Rock Island, Ill., for the renovation and expansion of the center, $1,000,0000.  

*  McHenry County, for its sheriff’s office law enforcement communication system, $1,000,000.  

*  McHenry County, to widen Miller Road, $500,000.  

*  McHenry County, for flexible and sustainable training solutions initiative, $600,000.  

*  Memorial Hospital, for necessary equipment upgrades for vascular disease diagnostics and screenings, $1,800,000.  

*  Memorial Medical Center, for Advanced Flatplate Cardiac Catherization/Electrophysiology Laboratory, $1,000,000.  

*  Metra, to expand and improve service, $65,000,000.  

*  MetroLiNK Transit in Rock Island, to build a new state-of-the-art MetroLiNK maintenance facility, $5,000,000.  

*  Millikin University School of Nursing, for the expansion and upgrade of its nursing program, $500,000.  

*  Mobile C.A.R.E. Foundation in Chicago, for the acquisition and operation of asthma vans, $300,000.  
*  Moline, Ill., for the design and construction of River Tech Boulevard Road, $1,595,000.  

*  Moline, Ill., to address congestion in the I-74 Corridor, $8,000,000.  

*  Morrison, Ill., for construction of a railroad overpass, $3,812,000.  

*  Mount Carroll, Ill., to support reconstruction of its water distribution system, $2,000,000

*  Mujeres Latinas en Accion, for the parent-support program and women-in-transition program, $295,000.  

*  National Center for Family Literacy, for its Family Literacy for All expansion, $250,000.  

*  National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, for its cybersecurity initiative, $7,500,000.  

*  National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, for its Technology Research, Education and Commercialization Center, $5,000,000.  

*  National Myoclonus Center, for the expansion of the National Myoclonus Center, $400,000.  

*  Normal, Ill., for the construction of a multimodal transportation center, $10,000,000.  

*  Northeastern Illinois Sewer Consortium, for sanitary and storm sewer system upgrades, $500,000.  

*  Oakwood, Ill., to replace its water distribution system, $836,000.  

*  Ogle County Highway Department, for the Southwest Rochelle truck loop, $150,000.  

*  Olympia Fields, Ill., to make safety upgrades and improvements of the 203rd Street and Crawford Avenue, $1,000,000
*  Oregon, Ill., for Route 251 & Steward Road intersection improvements, $125,000.  

*  Orland Park, Ill., to expand U.S. 45, $450,000.  

*  PACE Suburban Bus, to replace the radio system in all of its 672 fixed-route buses, $2,500,000.  

*  Patterson, Ill., to support replacement of its "Drake Road" water main, $138,000.  

*  Peoria, Ill., to support its construction of its combined sewer overflow replacement, $500,000.  

*  Poder Learning Center, for workforce training program, $200,000.  
*  Regional Climate Center, for the Midwestern Regional Climate Center/Illinois State water survey, $6,000,000.  
*  Riverside Healthcare, for a computerized physician order entry system for Kankakee, Ill., $2,000,000.   
*  Rochelle, Ill., for phase two of the Jack Dame Road/Union Pacific railroad overpass, $1,000,000.  
*  Rock Island Arsenal, to repair the roof on building 299 for additional manufacturing space, $6,200,000.  
*  Rock Island Arsenal, to support a more robust capability to rapidly produce up-armor vehicle kits, $10,500,000.  
*  Rock Island Arsenal, to renovate and expand Rock Island Arsenal’s combined fire and police station facility, $3,500,000.
*  Rock Island Arsenal, to support the development and enhancement of flexible lightweight metal technology, $1,350,000.  

*  Rockford College, to enhance classrooms, $490,000.  
*  Saint Xavier University, for nursing skills lab equipment, $500,000.  
*  Saint Xavier University, for the expansion of an early childhood professional development center, $900,000.  
*  Shawneetown, Ill., to support updates and replacement of its water-distribution system, $550,000.  
*  Shedd Aquarium, for its at-risk-youth mentoring initiative, $600,000.  

*  Spark College, for real-time-writers-and-captioning training project, $750,000.  

*  Southern Illinois University, for the National Corn to Ethanol Research Center, $2,000,000.  

*  Southern Illinois University, for the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, $1,025,000.  

*  Southern Illinois University, for the School of Medicine Simmons Cooper Cancer Institute, $2,200,000.  
*  Southern Illinois University, Purdue University and University of Kentucky, for coal research, $5,000,000.  
*  Thurgood Marshall College Fund, for the National Education, Science, and Critical Skills Capacity Building Initiative, $2,000,000.  
*  University of Illinois, College of Agriculture Consumer and Environmental Sciences, for the Center for Advanced Bioenergy Research, $1,000,000.  

*  University of Illinois, College of Agriculture Consumer and Environmental Sciences, for the Illinois-Missouri Biotechnology Alliance, $3,000,000.  

University of Illinois, College of Agriculture Consumer and Environmental Sciences, for the Illinois Program for Integrated Sustainable Agriculture, $2,500,000.  

University of Illinois, College of Agriculture Consumer and Environmental Sciences, for the Soybean Disease Biotechnology Center , $2,000,000.  
*  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Engineering, for Nanomedical Technologies, $3,000,000.  
*  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, to encourage further education in technical domains that can be cleared by the Defense Security Service, $2,000,000.  
*  University of Illinois, for the Urban Teaching and Leadership Center, $1,000,000.  

*  West Frankfort, Ill., to support replacement of its Big Ditch pumping station, $550,000.  
*  Wetlands Initiative of Illinois, to support its Illinois River Nutrient Farm Pilot Project, $11,810,000.  

*  Women’s Sports Foundation, for its GoGirlGo! Chicago Initiative, $1,000,000.  

The following earmarks were submitted by numerous senators, including Obama.

*  Center for Civic Education, for its National Council for Economic Education, $33,000,000.  

*  National Writing Project, $30,000,000.

*  Reach Out and Read, Inc, $10,000,000.  

*  YMCA of the USA, for pioneering for healthy communities, $5,000,000. 

Written By

HUMAN EVENTS is the news source President Reagan called his "favorite newspaper" and we still hold high the Reaganesque principles of free enterprise, limited government and, above all, a staunch, unwavering defense of American freedom. You can also follow Human Events on FACEBOOK. Click Here to Become a Fan:

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Advertisement
Advertisement

TRENDING NOW:

Connect