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  • Could you live in L.A. on $221 a month?

    Could you live in L.A. on $221 a month?
    In the early 1980s, as today, Los Angeles County residents who qualified for no other form of public assistance were given a few hundred dollars in monthly last-resort payments known as general relief. It was a lifeline to people down on their luck,...
  • Bickering derails Quinn anti-violence probe hearing

    Bickering derails Quinn anti-violence probe hearing
    With a probe of Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled anti-violence grant program on the table Wednesday, a panel of state lawmakers spent eight hours bickering at a hearing that proved long on election-year antics and short on revelations. They talked over...
  • Panel must delay testimony into Quinn program

    Panel must delay testimony into Quinn program
    As expected, the legislative hearing on Wednesday into Gov. Pat Quinn's $54.5 million anti-violence program — the program drawing the scrutiny of federal prosecutors — quickly got tied into knots. Lawmakers had a hard time even agreeing on...
  • Orland Park facade upgrade program growing

    Orland Park facade upgrade program growing
    Interest in Orland Park's Appearance Improvement Grant program has taken off since the village opened funding to commercial property owners last year. Between 2006 and 2010, Orland Park spent about $58,500 on the grant program, designed to help...
  • Southwest offers travel grants to patients seeking treatment in Baltimore

    Southwest offers travel grants to patients seeking treatment in Baltimore
    When James Russell learned that he had a rare form of appendix cancer, he thoroughly investigated his treatment options. His research led him to Dr. Armando Sardi, a surgical oncologist at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore who is one of a few...
  • Somerset County, state at odds over U.S. disaster aid

    Somerset County, state at odds over U.S. disaster aid
    Somerset County officials are calling on Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration to revise an application for $8.6 million in federal aid, saying it will render many families hurt by the remnants of Hurricane Sandy ineligible for money to rebuild. The...
  • Hopkins, U-Md. await word on grant funding key in medical treatment discoveries

    Hopkins, U-Md. await word on grant funding key in medical treatment discoveries
    Dr. Craig Hendrix is exploring a novel concept: whether antiviral drugs can be absorbed through certain areas of the body to prevent sexual transmission of HIV. To test such hypotheses, Hendrix and his Johns Hopkins colleagues typically can put up...
  • 7 arts groups receive new United Arts mini-grants

     7 arts groups receive new United Arts mini-grants
    United Arts of Central Florida announced today that it has awarded a round of its new mini-grants. Seven organizations will share $10,873 in grants given by the organization, which supports arts and cultural groups in Orange, Osceola, Lake and...
  • Quinn taking it on chin in audit hearing over troubled grant program

    Quinn taking it on chin in audit hearing over troubled grant program
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled $55 million anti-violence grant program faced renewed criticism by lawmakers on Wednesday who spent hours largely rehashing a scathing audit as they seek more detail on how and why it was put in place....
  • Obama calls for more spending on transportation infrastructure

    Obama calls for more spending on transportation infrastructure
    ST. PAUL, Minn. – President Obama visited a revived train station in the Midwest on Wednesday to extol the benefits of federal spending on light rail, roads and bridges, as he offered cautious praise for a Republican tax reform effort that could...
  • Input on Laguna's transit system sought

    Laguna Beach will seek public input Feb. 10 on ways to improve the city's transit system. IBI Group, Inc., a consulting firm, was hired to review the city's transit system and make recommendations for improvements. The company has studied the main-...