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South, southwest suburbs getting grants to beef up security

Some south and southwest suburbs are in line for hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants aimed at supporting terrorism preparedness, according to the Cook County Department of Homeland Security.

The money comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Urban Areas Security Initiative program. FEMA is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security…Please click here to read Mike Nolan’s story in the  Tribune/Daily Southtown. SSMMA communities include Calumet City for $13,700;  Calumet Park for $5,500; Chicago Heights for nearly $4,000; Dolton for $30,000; Lansing for more than $300,000; Oak Forest for nearly $300,000; and Tinley Park will for $223,000.

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