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June 15, 2005

State budget priority: Celebrate Chicago House!

Apparently someone with political clout is planning something called the Chicago International House Music Festival - or that's the way it looks, judging by a state budget document revealed today on the Illinois political blog Capitol Fax.

According to the document linked above:
"The State agrees to provide $200,000, in direct funding to the newly formed Chicago International House (Electronic) Music Festival, for the purpose of developing and operating the festival and this funding shall be contingent upon this festival obtaining the support of the City of Chicago and private donors."

The money was requested by State Representative Ken Dunkin, who represents parts of the Loop and the South Side.

That's Dunkin on the left, with the "godfather of house" himself Frankie Knuckles second from right.