Illinois’ Pork Report Card: We’re No. 44
(Crain’s) — Illinois is still scraping the bottom of the pork barrel. The state ranks 44th in federal spending, totaling $14.84 per person, on projects deemed “pork” by Citizens Against Government Waste, a non-profit that describes itself as “America’s No. 1 taxpayer watchdog.” Illinois ranked 45th last year. Hawaii ranked first in the current report, at $251.78 per person.