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The Calumet Memorial Park District and the Dolton Park District will each receive more than $2 million from the state of Illinois for recreational improvements, part of a $14.4 million investment in several Chicago Southland communities. Gov. Pat Quinn says these investments are toward the "health, well being and future of the people in these communities.”
The investments for most of the park improvement projects are part of $50 million available through the Parks and Recreational Facility Construction program. Projects eligible for the program include land acquisition, development, architectural planning, construction, rehabilitation and improvements. The PARC program may provide up to 75 percent of approved project costs.
The PARC program is funded by Quinn's $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! construction program, which is supporting 439,000 jobs over six years.
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Pullman National Park could become "The Statue of Liberty for American Labor." I need your support in designating the Pullman neighborhood as a National Historical Park, which will honor the contributions of working men and women.
Yesterday I had the honor to appear on ABC7's NEWSVIEWS to discuss the effort to establish a national park in Chicago's Pullman neighborhood.
Congratulations to my Illinois House colleague and friend, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, on the news of her pregnancy. A baby girl is due in December.