A Chicago Tribune story reviews over 100 grants (taxpayer funds) that are being dished out by the Quinn administration to various religious institutions, including school and churches.
Many of these grants are for construction projects and things like computer labs, auditoriums and gymnasiums.
Are these appropriate use of taxdollars or a violation of the separation of church and state?
Critics say state politicians have gone wild in recent years diverting taxdollars for private social service programs and institutions while the actual public priorities such as transportation, public schools, roads, bridges and public safety suffer.
Proponents say these private institutions deserve assistance because of their roles in the community and that specific religious education is not funded.
What do you say?