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Archer Elevator Road, Sangamon Valley Trail benefit from IDOT grants

Springfield and Sangamon County received a total of about $1.3 million in state grants that ... from Centennial Park. Mark Mahoney, Springfield’s director of public works, said the overall cost of the ... read more

Vermont Trail Projects to Receive Over $540,000 in State Recreation Grants

“We are able to fund some excellent and diverse trail projects all over the state ... 0.6 miles of trail improvements with an 80-foot universally accessible section near pavilion, linking the downtown ... read more

'Have a seat': PVTA, AARP unveil bus stop benches across Springfield

The benches are at the following locations: Court Square; State and Spring streets; Sumner Avenue at Sumner Terrace; Dickinson and Washington streets; Springfield Technology Park ... projects through ... read more

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State-funded work to start again on Aurora park projects

Fox Valley Park District officials recently received word that grants they got for park and facility renovations from the state are no longer suspended. That means improvements at ... part of the budg... read more


Rauner suspends grants for Decatur Park District

DECATUR – Just a few months ago, Decatur Park District officials were eagerly planning a flurry of construction projects that ... Public Museum Capital Grants Program that the district received in Jun... read more

Evergreen Park Dist. 124 Board Approves 'Fiscally Responsible, No Frills' 2017-18 Budget

EVERGREEN PARK ... the Illinois State Board of Education that D124 should expect the same level of state funding for the current school year that the district received in the 2016-17 school year. "I'm ... read more

Illinois Frees Up $21 Million for Parks and Open Space

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois ... said Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Wednesday as he announced $21.2 million in grants for park development and land acquisition projects throughout the state. "These kinds of pr... read more

Thirteen Cities and Towns Awarded Main Street Investment Fund Grants

Thirteen cities and towns to receive state funding ... building improvements, signage, lighting, and streetscape improvements, and do not exceed $500,000, according to the prepared release, which prov... read more

North Ninth Street project to provide housing for mentally ill

The 36-unit Hope Springs Apartments complex being built on Springfield’s north end will provide desperately needed housing for adults with mental illnesses, supporters say. The Enos Park Neighborhood ... read more

OUR VIEW: Sheridan park a tribute to veterans, power of community

All told, more than $140,000 in donations proved just how much support there was for the projects year over year. The final piece came together a few months ago when a veterans club in Springfield ... ... read more

Nonprofits look to revitalize Springfield with multimillion-dollar tech campus

Springfield partnered with landscape company Greenman-Pedersen last June to create a Main Street Master Plan, which involves $7 million in improvements, including a new park ... $1 million in initial ... read more

Board balks at proposed $2.1 million dog park at Waukegan Savanna

A dog park at ... of the capital improvement project. Seebach said the dam removal could have district and state funding, but the district is considering going ahead without the state, which is caught ... read more



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