Hundreds of millions of dollars are pouring into Illinois to fix-up roads and highways as part of the Recovery Act. That federal plan is meant to put people to work. But who's doing all that work? Who's getting all those road contracts? As part of our series, Hard Working
, WBEZ analyzed contract documents from the Illinois Department of Transportation
. Among other things, our analysis shows that minority- and women-owned businesses are getting only a small share of the money. WBEZ's Adriene Hill has been working on the project and tells us more about her findings. Related: Minority Contractors in Illinois Get Few Stimulus Dollars
We'll have a panel of experts take your questions and comments on Wednesday, September 16. What can the state of Illinois can do better to get more federal stimulus work to minority and women owned businesses?
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