CHICAGO -- U.S. Rep. Jerry F. Costello, D-Ill., has introduced legislation intended to help East St. Louis and other depressed communities get the most federal money that they can.

This bill has one major purpose -- using every federal resource available to help communities like East St. Louis become viable again," Costello said in a press release. "Restoring a climate of stability to East St. Louis and other depressed citites is essential to the entire economic growth of this area."

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