Monday, December 24, 2012
The funding comes in the form of a grant being included in next year's state budget.
State Rep. Anthony DeLuca has acquired new state funding for the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force. DeLuca said he convinced state legislatures to restore funding to the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force through a $100,000 grant being included in the Fiscal Year 2013 state budget. "As a member of the House Appropriations-Public Safety Committee, earlier this year I was able to successfully make the case for the restoration of state funding for this vital law enforcement organization, while my colleagues and I were making decisions about spending priorities," DeLuca in a press release. Created by the South Suburban Association of Chiefs of Police in 2000, the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force facilitates cooperation and …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The City of Chicago Heights will spend just shy of $1 million to increase its community policing efforts with the addition of recent war veterans.
Some United States war veterans will get to become Chicago Heights police officers soon, thanks to a federal grant aimed at increasing the number of community police across the country. The 2012 Community Oriented Policing Services Grant, offered by the U.S. Department of Justice, is awarding the City of Chicago Heights $500,000 to expand its community policing. But the grant has an important stipulation: It must be used to hire veterans that served in the military during and after 2001. The City will match the grant amount with another $408,000 to put toward hiring four additional veterans, according to Mayor David Gonzalez. Both amounts must be spent over the next three years. Gonzalez commended President Barack Obama's administration …
Monday, April 9, 2012
They're trying win a $100,000 grant from ASPCA and Rachael Ray, and it all starts with a vote from you.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
New registration dates have been added.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Due to a generous $20,000 grant from the State of Illinois, Prairie State College (PSC) is offering a free class, Bridge to Manufacturing Careers, from 1 to 4 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 17. The course is intended to prepare students for entry-level employment or post-secondary training in the manufacturing field. Students will receive instruction, guidance, and support as they increase reading, writing, math, and technology skills; explore manufacturing careers, job requirements, and employer expectations for employment; and conduct job searches, write résumés, complete applications, and develop interviewing and workplace communication skills. It is open to students preparing for the GED® tests or those who …
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Chicago Heights Patch announcements, Aug. 8-12
Prairie State College graduate Adriana Popovich recently was named the 2011 winner of the Dr. James H. Griffith Community Service Award at Prairie State College. The award is named after the former trustee, who served on the PSC Board of Trustees for 25 years. It is intended to recognize a person or group at PSC who has contributed in an extraordinary way to the community. Find out more about Adriana's big win by reading the announcement from Prairie State College. Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center recently received a $1,970 Local Tourism Marketing Grant from the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau to help develop the center’s corporate outreach program. Find out what they're using the grant by checking out the …
Friday, January 21, 2011
A local organization, made up of several members of the Heights community, announced it received a sought-after grant Thursday.
If good news comes back from Cook County, Chicago Heights School District 170 will have assistance in keeping children and their parents healthy. The South Suburban Family Wellness Alliance, a coalition that meets quarterly at City Hall in the Heights, has applied for $175,000 in grant money from the Cook County Department of Public Health. The coalition will find out whether it will receive the grant on Monday, said coalition member Adam Bates. “We’re keeping our fingers crossed,” said Bates, associate director at The Prevention Partnership agency. “We went after $175,000. A lot of it’s going to go to the district .” The group, which is partnered with the City of Chicago Heights, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., State Rep. Anthony DeLuca…