Congress Goes On Recess Without Route 66 Preservation FundsRoute 66, also called the "Mother Road," was born in 1926 after the Bureau of Public Roads launched the nation's first federal highway system, bringing together existing local and state roads from Chicago through St. Louis to Los Angeles.
Feds Pull Funding From Chicago Lakeshore Hospital Amid Claims Of Child AbuseOn Tuesday, the federal government pulled its funding from Chicago Lakeshore Hospital amid allegations of physical and sexual abuse of children.
Chicago Housing Assistance Program Loses Federal Funding, Puts People's Housing Situations In JeopardyYour federal tax money has helped fund a Chicago-based program that assists those in serious need with housing. But the money isn’t coming this year.
Illinois, 20 Other States To Sue Over Trump's New Restrictions On Family Planning Clinics And AbortionsIllinois and 20 other states are filing lawsuits seeking to block the Trump administration’s new rule to make it more difficult for women to get abortions.
100 Million Dollar Improvements Coming To CTA Red, Purple Lines"This grant funding will ensure the CTA's aging infrastructure can keep pace with the growing demand for its services."
Illinois Gets $44M In Federal Funds To Fight Opioid AbuseIllinois has been awarded a $43.5 million federal grant to fight opioid abuse.
Chicago Joins Objection To Federal Family Planning ChangesThe city of Chicago has joined 19 other local governments in a legal brief supporting Planned Parenthood's challenge of federal changes to funding requirements.
Illinois To Get $16M In Federal Money For Community ServiceSixteen community service programs in Illinois will receive more than $16 million dollars in federal funding.
Federal Funds To Be Used To Decrease Train Delays In ChicagoChicago's South Side will see $132 million in federal funding to separate rail lines in an effort to alleviate train congestion in the area.
Rep. Danny Davis Seeks Funding For African American Male ProgramsThe Congressman is leading the effort that seeks funding from federal, state and city sources to support programs that benefit black males.
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.