CTA To Get $120M In Federal Funds For Blue Line RenovationMayor Rahm Emanuel and U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx were set to announce the federal funding for the four-year, $492 million Your New Blue project on Thursday.
Pace Announces $2.3 Billion Plan To Expand, Upgrade Bus ServiceThe Pace suburban bus system is dreaming big – $2.3 billion big – trying to get in on potential federal funding down the line for some of the system's long-term projects.
School District Trying New Lunch Menu Without Federal GuidelinesThe 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.
Kirk Touts Plan For $300M In Federal Funds For Charter SchoolsU.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.
City To Use $15M In Federal Grants To Resurface More StreetsMayor 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.
Quinn Announces Efforts To Boost Development Of West Suburban Cook CountyGov. 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.
Business, Labor Leaders Push For Federal Road FundingLabor 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.