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Congratulations to Illinois Youth Recreation Corps grant recipients


Congratulation to the communities that received funding for summer jobs through Governor Quinn’s Illinois Youth Recreation Grant.

The Illinois Youth Recreation Corps was established for making grants to local governments and not for profit entities to provide wages to youth operating and instructing in recreational and conservation programs. Such programs provide conservation and recreational opportunities, to include, but not be limited to, the coordination and teaching of physical activities and learning activities directly related to natural resource conservation management or recreation.  The Crete Park District is one of 83 park districts in Illinois to share in a $4.5 million grant to hire 1,500 youth…please click here to read a related story.  Other local recipients are below.

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