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Calumet City, Dolton, Dixmoor, Markham, Phoenix and Robbins receive funding for park district impro


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The $14.4 million in investments are for park development, recreational opportunities and stormwater management…Please click here to read the full story in the Times.

The investments for most of the park improvement projects are part of $50 million available through the Parks and Recreational Facility Construction (PARC) 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 Governor Quinn’s $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! construction program, which is supporting 439,000 jobs over six years. Illinois Jobs Now! is the largest construction program in Illinois history, and is one of the largest construction programs in the nation.  Dixmoor, Markham, Phoenix and Robbins also received significant PARC program funding. Read more here.

A related story,  “Gov. Pat Quinn visits Robbins to push park funding initiative,” can be found here in the Southtown Star.


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