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NOAA: $9M For Projects To Mitigate Climate Change Threats

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is offering $9 million in grants to help coastal communities deal with extreme weather, changing ocean conditions and climate hazards.


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Hunger-Relief Organizations Encouraged To Apply For ‘Chiditarod’ Grants

Each year, a charity event that spoofs the Alaska Iditarod — with shopping carts instead of sleds and dogs — collects canned goods and raises money to fight hunger.


President Barack Obama (L) waves to spectators as he walks down the first fairway with Dr. Eric Whitaker at Farm Neck Golf Course August 24, 2009 in Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, Massacusetts. (Photo by Vincent DeWitt-Pool/Getty Images)

Judge Decides Friend Of Obama Is ‘Hostile Witness’

A federal judge Monday declared a close friend of President Barack Obama to be a “hostile witness” in a trial over funds allegedly misused at the Illinois Department of Public Health, following a hearing where Dr. Eric Whitaker leveled accusations of racial bias against prosecutors.


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‘Youth CareerConnect’ Grants Fund STEM Focused Programs

CareerConnect is a $107 million competition to redesign American education. The competition encourages local school districts and post-secondary institutions to develop STEM-focused programs that will graduate students with work-ready skills and knowledge.


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Why Every College Student Should File A FAFSA

The federal government provides billions in grants, loans and work-study opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students each year.


Chicago police on the scene of a fatal shooting Friday in the 6600 block of South Honore. (CBS)

Anti-Violence Agency Director Slow To Pass Out Grants, Critics Say

Toni Irving is a PhD in English and literature who oversaw the now-dissolved Illinois Violence Prevention Authority and then got a raise from $119,000 to $250,000 a year. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.


The leaves of many trees in Illinois have been left wilting, curling, and turning brown due to the severe drought conditions in most of the state. (Credit: CBS)

Gov. Quinn Asks For Drought Disaster Designation In Illinois

Gov. Pat Quinn is asking for Illinois to be designated a drought disaster area.


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Illinois Fire Service Institute Receives Grant For Training School

The Illinois Fire Service Institute’s hands-on training school for teens and young adults has received a $65,000 state grant.

CBS Chicago–07/02/2012

Photo Of A Cook County Property Tax Bill. (Helen Marshall/WBBM Photo)

‘Circuit Breaker’ Tax Break For Seniors Falls Victim To Budget Cuts

Gov. Pat Quinn says he did not want to kill the state of Illinois’ Circuit Breaker property tax grant program for low-income senior citizens, but he says he had little choice.


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Melrose Park Seniors Get $11.5M In Scholarship, Grant Offers

The 93 students in the 2012 graduating class of Walther Lutheran High School are sorting through grant and scholarship offers — $11.5 million of them.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2012

Chicago Museums

State To Award Millions In Grants To Museums

Museums all across Illinois are applying for millions of dollars in state funding.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2012

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State Awards Nearly $900,000 For School Arts Programs

Programs that some would call “extras” could make a difference for Illinois’ young people.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2012

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Chicago Gets $1 Million Grant For HIV Testing

Chicago officials say that the city is getting nearly $1 million in federal grants for community mental health and substance abuse centers to add routine HIV testing and counseling.


Rahm Emanuel discusses early childhood education rating system. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel: Better Use Of City’s Grant Money Could Save Taxpayers $20M

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is announcing budget reforms that will ensure federal and state grants are spent in full, and thus, taxpayers are saved money.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2011

Photo Of An Old Style Blackboard With Chalk And Felt Eraser (Helen Marshall/WBBM Photo)

Lawsuit Contests State Funds For Private Schools

An Illinois man filed a federal lawsuit Monday contesting the legality of the state providing funding to private schools, including several in Chicago.


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Illinois Seeking Two Grants For High-Speed Train Project

Illinois is working with three other states to secure nearly $1 billion in the latest redistribution of Obama administration high-speed rail money.


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Waukegan Rejects Federal Money To Hire More Cops

The mayor of Waukegan says his city will turn down more than two million dollars from the federal government that was to be used to hire eight new police officers.


Illinois State Sen. Rickey Hendon (D-Chicago)

Report: Grand Jury Probes Groups Linked To Hendon

Records show a federal grand jury has demanded documents on Illinois state grants, including some that went to groups with ties to a lawmaker running for Chicago mayor.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2010