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Durbin Announces $800,000 For the Knowledge Center At Chaddock Rennovation and Expansion

QUINCY - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today visited The Knowledge Center at Chaddock to discuss $800,000 in federal funding he and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) secured through Congressionally Directed Spending-more commonly known as an earmark-in the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Omnibus appropriations bill for the second phase of its renovation and expansion to improve child and adolescent mental health care. Specifically, the funding will be used for the complete construction of two additi… Continue Reading


Durbin, Duckworth Announce $3 Million for Illinois State Board of Education

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced $3,000,000 in Competitive Grants for State Assessments for the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). This funding will allow ISBE to create innovative assessments for Spanish language arts students in grades 9 and 10, as well as significantly expand educator professional learning and parent/student engagement activities. "Today's students are tomorrow's future - it is critical t… Continue Reading

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