Tammy Duckworth

In this Thursday, March 11, 2010 file photo, Tammy Duckworth, assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, arrives at the World War II Memorial in Washington for a ceremony honoring World War II veterans who fought in the Pacific. Duckworth, who is running in 2012 as a congressional candidate in Illinois, became a double amputee when her National Guard helicopter was shot down in Iraq in 2004.

Cliff Owen, file, The Associated Press

CHICAGO — Four Illinois community health centers are receiving a combined $6 million in federal grants.

U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth announced the grants from the Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday.

Durbin says community health centers provide care for more than 1 million people in Illinois each year. He says the centers are "very much in jeopardy" because federal funding expired two months ago and Congress hasn't reauthorized the spending.

The centers that are receiving grants are Crusader Central Clinic Association in Winnebago County, Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation in St. Clair County and Erie Family Health Center and Near North Health Service Corporation in Cook County.

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