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08.20.19

Durbin, Duckworth Announce More Than $17 Million For Metra Improvements

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced that Metra will receive $17,840,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for rail improvements. The funding will support the construction of a new grade-separated double-tracked rail bridge over Milwaukee Avenue immediately north of the Grayland Metra Station in Chicago. "For many Illinoisans, Metra is the only affordable and accessible transportation option they have," Durbin said. "The funding… Continue Reading


08.20.19

Durbin, Duckworth Announce Nearly $2 Million To Protect Southern Illinois Families From Lead Hazards

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced that two housing authorities in Southern Illinois will receive a total of $1,943,027 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Lead-Based Paint Capital Fund Program. Under this announcement, the East St. Louis Housing Authority (East St. Louis, IL) will receive $943,027 and the Union County Housing Authority (Anna, IL) will receive $1,000,000 to identify and reduce… Continue Reading


08.16.19

Durbin, Duckworth Announce $113.9 Million In HUD Funding To Support Chicago Housing And Community Development

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced that Chicago will receive $113,932,060 in federal grant funding through four programs administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In total, Chicago was awarded $78,262,773 through the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) program, $6,695,179 through the Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) program, $18,935,452 through the HOME Investment Partnerships program, and $10,038,656 th… Continue Reading