Yesterday we wrote about State officials admitting they've found more than 1,100 inmates who improperly collected unemployment benefits totaling more than $2 million while jailed in Illinois over the last year.
Today State Rep. John Cavaletto (R-Salem) is claiming that his initiative (House Resolution 330) to stop inmates from receiving unemployment benefits was cited as a major reason the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) has received a $2.7 million grant from the federal government to put in place new anti-fraud measures.
“It’s my understanding that IDES was the recipient of a [the] grant from the federal U.S. Department of Labor. The grant will help complete and extend anti-fraud measures already in place, which will ultimately save taxpayer dollars,” Rep. Cavaletto said.
So...the solution is a $2.7 million, taxpayer-funded, government "grant" to stop $2 million of government mismanagement? That's $4.7 million to the taxpayers.
Only in Springfield.