Bring home the bacon

Surprising find in the list of Illinois earmarks inserted into the House version of SAFETEA: $4 million for the Eisenhower cap in Oak Park. Also interesting: Cermak BRT, not Ogden Transitway, was singled out for cash — maybe Lipinski, Jr. has different priorities?

Not so surprising: the Hastert Highway. Sigh.

Not at all surprising: only 12.6% of the $215.5M in earmarks will be spent in a city with 23% of the state’s population. (Granted, the city might do better in getting allocations from awarded, non-pork funds.)