Three local school districts are among those across Illinois receiving funding from the Illinois Secretary of State’s School District Library Grant Program.
U-46′s grant is for $29,558, D300′s getting $16,655 and D301′s is $4,118. The funding is to be used for resources, including books, e-books, audiobooks, periodicals, multilingual materials, technology and programming, a news release from state Sen. Cristina Castro, D-Elgin, said.
The grants are awarded once a year and are based on a formula through which school districts receive $0.885 per student at qualifying libraries.
For a full list of recipients, go to www.ilsos.gov/news/2023/december/fy24_sdlgp_awards.pdf.
East Dundee is currently seeking people to serve on the newly created Depot Council.
Members will be appointed by the village president, approved by the village board and will serve three-year terms, according to a news release.
The council’s duties will be to continue services previously provided by the Dundee Township Visitor’s Center; promote East Dundee tourism, particularly along the Fox River Trail; oversee the seasonal Depot Market; and provide direction and recommendations for village-sponsored special events, functions or business at the Depot, 319 N. River St.
For more information, contact Franco Bottalico at 847-815-0472 or email@example.com.
To apply be a board member, go to eastdundee10.wufoo.com/forms/z1t2cnd40ay4eqh.
Owners of residences in Elgin’s designated historic districts or with residential landmark status in the city can apply for 2024 Historic Architectural Rehabilitation Grants through Friday, March 29.
Grants are for projects that restore exterior architectural features to their original historic design, a city news release said.
Elgin’s 50/50 program reimburses 50% of project expenses, up to $20,000. Projects must cost at least $5,000 to qualify and must be finished within 18 months of starting.
The 75/25 grant reimburses 75% of project costs, up to $20,000. Projects must cost at least $2,500 and be completed within 18 months, Properties must be owner occupied, and the owners must meet low- or moderate-income qualifications.
Applications are available at the Community Development Department, Elgin City Hall, 150 Dexter Court, or online at www.cityofelgin.org/339/Historic-Architectural-Rehabilitation-Gr#:~:text=The%20Historic%20Architectural%20Rehabilitation%20Grant,restoration%20of%20exterior%20architectural%20features.
For more information, contact Christen Sundquist at 847-931-6004 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Elgin Police Department will hold a talk on home security systems from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave.
The free discussion will present information about various alarm systems available on the market and tips for picking what might be the best choices for different types of properties, an online release said.
To register to attend, go to gailborden.info/register, call 847-429-4597 or visit the library in person.
The city of Aurora will host a public open house Wednesday on the proposed New York Street Corridor Improvement Project.
Set for 5 to 7 p.m. at the Aurora Customer Service Center, 3770 McCoy Drive, officials are seeking input on planned upgrades to New York Street between Commons Drive and Fox Valley Mall Entrance 6.
The plan proposes adding left-turn lanes at intersections, modernizing traffic signals, enhancing pedestrian crossings, updating sidewalks and multi-use paths, and other work, according to a city news release.
Members of the public can drop by any time during the two-hour session, the release said. City staff members and consultants will be on hand to provide additional information and answer questions, officials said.
Questions and feedback can also be emaild to WeidnerT@aurora.il.us.