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Obama stimulus real world result: $1.3 million fire station in Atkinson, Ill.

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IMG00923-20110816-2026-1.jpgFire station under construction in Atkinson, Ill. (photo by Lynn Sweet)

ATKINSON, Ill.--Down the road from where President Obama is speaking Wednesday morning is a tangible result of his stimulus package: a $1.3 million new fire station being constructed with a federal grant. Driving by the site this morning, on Rte. 6 near Hyffels Hybrid, a seed company, where Obama is hosting his town hall, I see real people working, the point of the legislation. A big sign proclaims that the facility is the result of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.

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