Recreational Areas Get $1.5 Million In Federal Grant MoneyThe money will come from the Recreational Trails Program, a federal grant program that in Illinois is administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources in cooperation with the state's transportation department.
DuPage County Getting $471,000 For Mental Health ProgramIt will assist about 700 people with mental illness and substance abuse stay out of the criminal justice system as well as help prevent jail inmates from committing crimes once they are released from custody.
Illinois Awarded $43.5 Million To Fight Opioid AbuseThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the Illinois portion is part of more than $1 billion the agency distributed to all states as part of its five-point opioid strategy.
O’Hare Receives $60M Grant For Runway ProjectsThe first grant of $40 million will kick off the construction of Runway 9C/27C, which includes siting utilities, grading, and pavement work.
University Of Illinois To Research How To Secure Nation's Power GridThe University of Illinois has received nearly $19 million from the federal government to study threats to the nation’s power grid and come up with ways to survive an attack.
Feds Award $500K Grant To Gary For Neighborhood Redevelopment PlanThe 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 CondomsMayor 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 To Use Federal Grant To Improve Student HealthChicago Public Schools will use *federal grant money* in an effort to improve the health of its students.
Cook County State's Attorney Gets $500,000 To Fight Human TraffickingA total of $500,000 in federal grant money will allow a program to combat human trafficking to continue in Cook County.
State Gets $24 Million Grant To Fix Up Old, Dangerous MinesThe job of fixing up old, used-up mines in Illinois is getting a $24 million federal boost.
Federal Grant Issued For Security At G8, NATO SummitsChicago 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.
City Receives $30.5 Million Grant To Revitalize Woodlawn NeighborhoodMayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday that the city has secured $30.5 million in federal funding to redevelop parts of the struggling Woodlawn neighborhood.
Federally-Sponsored Fresh Fruit Coming To Illinois SchoolsStudents from hundreds of Illinois schools will have access to a fresh treat throughout the school day this fall.
Norridge School Gets Federal Grant For Air Traffic SoundproofingA suburban high school is getting a lot of money to reduce the noise from planes flying into and out of O’Hare International Airport.
State To Get Word On High-Speed Rail GrantsIllinois should learn in the next month if it will receive additional high-speed rail grants from the Obama administration.