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Quinn announces $12 million in grants for parks projects

June 26, 2012 at 10:05 AM

The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn says $12.3 million in grants have been awarded to Illinois communities to help build and improve parks and open spaces.

He made the announcement Saturday. Grants were awarded to 42 projects, including $400,000 to the Rockford Park District to develop a winter activity center and golf course and $400,000 to the Champaign Park District to develop Boulder Ridge Park.

Most of the grants are being funded by the Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development grant program administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Three will receive federal funding through the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

The state program is funded through the real estate transfer tax. Grant recipients must contribute at least half a project’s total cost.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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What a joke this is. Go to te IDNR website and see where the money went-no surprise there. How about 502,000 for 2 acres-thats right $502,000 for 2 acres-wonder who owned that?

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$4.5 million to cook county-makes me want to puke.

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