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.
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.