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A Gary, Indiana resident passes a row of abandoned storefronts on Broadway Street in the old downtown section of Gary.  America's former murder capital, 02 March 2001. The old (Photo credit should read SCOTT OLSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds Award $500K Grant To Gary For Neighborhood Redevelopment Plan

The city plans to use the grant to attract even more investments through a hyper-local approach to addressing problems in the University Park East neighborhood,



Two Dozen Chicago High Schools To Offer Free Condoms

Mayor Rahm Emanuel defended a plan to make condoms available at 24 high schools starting next school year, expanding an effort to reduce teen pregnancy and prevent the spread of sexually-transmitted diseases among youths.


CPS Classroom

CPS To Use Federal Grant To Improve Student Health

Chicago Public Schools will use *federal grant money* in an effort to improve the health of its students.


Anita Alvarez

Cook County State’s Attorney Gets $500,000 To Fight Human Trafficking

A total of $500,000 in federal grant money will allow a program to combat human trafficking to continue in Cook County.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2012


State Gets $24 Million Grant To Fix Up Old, Dangerous Mines

The job of fixing up old, used-up mines in Illinois is getting a $24 million federal boost.

WBBM Newsradio–12/19/2011

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 27: A man arrested during protests at the G8/G20 summits is released from the detention center June 27, 2010 in Toronto, Canada. Police have been making many arrests during the protests including many journalists during this final day of the G20 summit. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Federal Grant Issued For Security At G8, NATO Summits

Chicago and Cook County are sharing more than $54 million in federal grant money to make the area secure, including a plan of action for the G8 and NATO summits.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2011

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

City Receives $30.5 Million Grant To Revitalize Woodlawn Neighborhood

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday that the city has secured $30.5 million in federal funding to redevelop parts of the struggling Woodlawn neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2011

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control says no state met federal goals of three-quarters of Americans eating enough fruit, and half eating enough vegetables. California ate the most fruit and Tennessee was best with vegetables. (AP File Photo)

Federally-Sponsored Fresh Fruit Coming To Illinois Schools

Students from hundreds of Illinois schools will have access to a fresh treat throughout the school day this fall.

WBBM Newsradio–08/01/2011

Ridgewood High School

Norridge School Gets Federal Grant For Air Traffic Soundproofing

A suburban high school is getting a lot of money to reduce the noise from planes flying into and out of O’Hare International Airport.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2011

French High Speed Rail V150 Train

State To Get Word On High-Speed Rail Grants

Illinois should learn in the next month if it will receive additional high-speed rail grants from the Obama administration.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2011

CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA To Test Electric Buses

The Chicago Transit Authority will soon have two electric buses on the roads, but how long can the buses travel with a load of passengers on a single charge in Chicago’s unpredictable weather?


Toni Preckwinkle chairs her first Cook County Board meeting

Preckwinkle Wants Answers On Botched Flood Relief

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle wants to know what went wrong with a program designed to help repair flood-damaged homes.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2011