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Cook County seeks partners for economic development projects

119th and Division Street in Blue Island/Image courtesy of Google


…John Yonan, superintendent of the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways, shared his vision for specific economic development opportunities during a tour Tuesday of various south suburban sites.

He wanted to talk about 30 projects throughout the county selected for the inaugural round of $7.2 million in funding through the Invest in Cook grant program and to raise awareness about the grants.

“We want communities in all of Cook County to apply for funding,” he said.

We met at 119th and Division streets in Blue Island, an area where shopping centers share the neighborhood with manufacturing and shipping facilities… Please click here to read Ted Slowik’s column in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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