University Of Chicago To Create Molecular Engineering SchoolThe school will aim to find new solutions for pressing global challenges, including immunotherapy-based approaches to cancer and the search for sustainable energy.
Illinois Public Housing Agencies Receive $2.7M In HUD GrantsPublic housing authorities across Illinois are receiving a combined $2.7 million in federal grants to help residents find jobs and become more financially independent.
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.
Englewood Organization Receives $935,000 To Fight CrimeThe strategies include efforts to reduce blight, to create economic opportunities and to build relationships between the police and the community.
County Gets Nearly $2M Grant For Bail Reform EffortsCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says there’s more work to do because many minorities stay behind bars while waiting on their cases.
Cubs To Pay $1M For Additional Security Cams Around Wrigley FieldThe Chicago Cubs are giving a $1 million grant to pay for the installation of 30 new security cameras around their North Side park.
Cubs Award North Side School Grant To Fix Sports FieldThe grant will support a new turf field surface and general field maintenance, logos, backstop and netting.
Closing Arguments Continue In Grant Fraud TrialClosing arguments are scheduled Tuesday in the case of 77-year-old Leon Dingle Jr. and his wife, 75-year-old Karin. They face multiple counts of mail fraud, money laundering and conspiracy.
U Of I To Get $19.5M For Health Care Innovation ProjectThe U of I project will bring health care into neighborhoods, using nurses with advanced training to lead medical teams.
BGA Questions Spending Meant For Congressman Rush's Tech CenterAn investigation by the Better Government Association has raised questions about a technology center launched by Congressman Bobby Rush more than a decade ago.
CeaseFire Shutting Down 2 Offices As City Funding Dries UpFormer CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman claimed, over the year the group received funding from the city, murders were down 100 percent in two police beats in Woodlawn.
CTA To Spend Over $200 Million On Upgraded Bus Fleet, Other ImprovementsThe Chicago Transit Authority is setting aside $205 million to rehabilitate and modernize the agency’s bus and rail maintenance facilities.
Illinois Fire Service Institute Receives Grant For Training SchoolThe Illinois Fire Service Institute's hands-on training school for teens and young adults has received a $65,000 state grant.
American Cancer Society Awards $250,000 To Fight ObesityThe American Cancer Society is awarding $250,000 in anti-obesity grants to help children learn to think healthy at a younger age.
Suburban Fire Department Gets $327,000 GrantThe Elgin Fire Department added almost a third of a million dollars in federal grant money to its budget that it will use to hire firefighters.