Federal Funding

(Credit: CBS)

School District Trying New Lunch Menu Without Federal Guidelines

The state’s second largest school district has started the school year with a new look for its lunch menu, after opting out of the National School Lunch Program and forfeiting nearly $1 million in federal funding, to gain more freedom in the food it serves students.

09/03/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Kirk Touts Plan For $300M In Federal Funds For Charter Schools

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) visited a Bronzeville charter school on Friday to promote legislation pending in Congress to significantly boost federal funding for charter schools.

05/09/2014

An orange cone marks a deep pothole in Chicago's 32nd Ward. (CBS)

City To Use $15M In Federal Grants To Resurface More Streets

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he wants to repair the damage done to city streets by this year’s brutal winter weather, and has announced plans to resurface an additional 13 miles of roads.

04/07/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Quinn Announces Efforts To Boost Development Of West Suburban Cook County

Gov. Pat Quinn on Saturday announced nearly $4.3 million in federal funding to increase affordable housing and stabilize communities in three west suburban Cook County communities.

12/03/2011

Construction, generic sized image

Business, Labor Leaders Push For Federal Road Funding

Labor and management leaders found a way to be on the same side – in favor of federal highway dollars staying in the inbound lanes into Illinois.

WBBM Newsradio–09/13/2011