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Nobody’s Watching: Illinois Lawmakers Alone Decide How to Give Millions

Marcie Gutierrez, a teacher at John Hay Elementary on Chicago’s West Side, wanted help paying for school when she attended the University of Illinois at Chicago to further her education. So she applied for a legislative scholarship from Rep. LaShawn Ford (D-Chicago), whose district includes her school. Gutierrez, however, didn’t live in Ford’s district. Illinois’ […]