A Will County, Ill., county executive and his chief of staff dismissed an FBI probe linked to their office in local press reports as political chicanery on Friday and insisted they had not been contacted by the federal bureau.
“We do know they came down to talk to [county auditor] Steve Weber,” Matt Ryan, chief of staff to Will County Executive Larry Walsh, said of the FBI’s visit to the county office building onWednesday…
In 2006, Obama requested that Will County receive $1.3 million to support its Flood Studies for Unincorporated Will County. In 2006, Obama requested $800,000 for the Will County Sheriff’s Office Wireless Communications Technology Upgrades. In 2006, Obama requested $1,953,331 for Will County’s Ridgewood Water and Sewage Project. In 2005, Obama requested $2 million for the Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois, to establish a Center for Academic and Community Learning, which is designed to address the significant educational needs of the less advantaged in the Will County region by providing academic assistance not only for students on campus but also for residents of the surrounding communities. Another reference appears to relate to the Will County Health Department’s mental health program which I am informed got another $1.95 million.
Change should start at home, Sen. Obama.
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