| Apr 6, 2014
| 8:15 PM
In January, President Obama announced a block-by-block approach to relieving poverty in Los Angeles. Federal money, he said, would pour into a newly created Promise Zone.
The boundaries encompassed crowded immigrant communities around MacArthur Park and...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 1:35 PM
Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series looking at line items in state and local budgets.
RICHMOND — There's a famous saying about priorities: Show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value.
Virginia's state government values...
| Mar 10, 2014
Since 1955, California has provided a vital funding bridge to higher education for needy students. I know about this firsthand. It was only because of the state's Cal Grant program that I was able to attend college at what is now Loyola Marymount...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:17 PM
Downers Grove officials ratified a grant program designed to encourage churches to reduce the stormwater flowing from their property.
Council members recently approved a proposal in which the village would help subsidize the cost of capital projects...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 1:50 PM
The Quinn administration handed out $800,000 in anti-violence money to a politically influential South Side community group even after the nonprofit filed documents with the state acknowledging it suffered from years of financial missteps, a Tribune...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 11:04 AM
Orland School District 135 received a $126,000 grant that will be used to enhance school security, district officials said Tuesday.
The funding comes from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency's Illinois School and Campus Safety Grant program,...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Hoping to persuade some of the city’s more established arts institutions to create large scale cultural experiences that will engage residents and eventually attract tourists, the city of Chicago today announced a new grant program.
| Feb 26, 2014
| 3:12 PM
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...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:12 AM
The Whalon Lake preserve on the border of Bolingbrook and Naperville offers a spacious space for just about any nature-related, social activity.
The outdoor options for local residents are set to increase, as Gov. Pat Quinn's office announced last...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Downers Grove officials are exploring the idea of a grant program they say could help churches shrink their stormwater bills.
Village staff recently drafted a plan in which church property owners would make structural improvements to their land to...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Downers Grove Park District leaders plan to apply for a state grant that they would use to make major repairs to its downtown community center.
Officials said they will seek $1 million from the Park and Recreational Facility Construction (PARC) grant...