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Cook County to close, redevelop old Oak Forest Hospital campus

July 10, 2018 – 12:14 pm | 96 views
Cook County to close, redevelop old Oak Forest Hospital campus

It’s the end of an era for the century-old south suburban Oak Forest Hospital campus.
Cook County plans to close and redevelop the sprawling campus as it looks to cut costs and modernize health care services.
The …

Funding opportunity: Responsive Grants for the elderly

May 11, 2018 – 3:12 pm | 186 views
Retirement Research Foundation

The Retirement Research Foundation is accepting proposals from nonprofit organizations for local and national projects designed to improve the quality of life for older Americans. Grants will be awarded in support of projects that provide direct …

AARP Community Challenge 2018 grants are available

April 25, 2018 – 9:31 am | 188 views
AARP Community Challenge

For the 2018 AARP Community Challenge, AARP will prioritize projects that aim to achieve the following outcomes:

Deliver a range of transportation and mobility options in the community through permanent or temporary solutions that increase connectivity, …

Grant opportunity to acquire land for public outdoor recreation areas

April 13, 2018 – 10:05 am | 203 views
Dynasty-Trails Hazel Crest

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is accepting applications for grants through the federally-funded Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which provides up to 50 percent funding assistance to eligible local units of government …

Homewood’s ahead of the curve on branding

April 10, 2018 – 4:23 pm | 273 views

In a new comic-strip ad campaign, Homewood, Illinois, bills itself as a hip, diverse, urban neighborhood that Millennials can afford. The only catch: It’s in the suburbs.
Welcome to Homewood, Illinois, a suburb of 20,000 that …

April 28: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

April 3, 2018 – 9:29 am | 178 views

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Click …

Smart Growth America/Form-Based Codes Inst. seek submissions of exemplary zoning codes

February 26, 2018 – 2:24 pm | 254 views
smart growth america logo

Smart Growth America has announced the tenth annual award for achievement in the writing and implementation of form-based codes. Thanks to the generosity of the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust, FBCI and Smart Growth America …

Play space grants – now available

February 8, 2018 – 4:04 pm | 349 views

Meet Me at the Park is a collaboration between the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Walt Disney Company to bring the magic of parks and recreation to children and families across the …