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Federal Money Targets Water Pollution From Vessel Sewage OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Federal grants totaling $2.5 million has been awarded to prevent sewage pollution in Washington state waters. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grants will be used to add more locations where recreational boaters and other vessels can pump out their vessel sewage. Washington […]

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Chicago to Build Training Campus for Police, Firefighters CHICAGO (AP) — A $95 million public safety training campus is being planned to replace cramped and aging police and fire academies in Chicago. The Chicago Sun-Times reported July 3 that the new, shared training academy will be in West Garfield Park. Construction is expected to start […]

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Design Team Announced for Michael Reese Redevelopment CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says officials have chosen a team to redevelop the site where the Olympic Village was to be if the city had been awarded the 2016 games. Emanuel announced June 2 that Farpoint Development, Draper & Kramer, Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, McLaurin Development […]

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Peoria Pilot Project Keeping Water Out of Sewer System PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A pilot project has kept over 600,000 gallons of rainwater out of Peoria’s sewer system. The city’s two-block Adams Street project uses rain gardens, permeable pavers and other techniques to retain water. The (Peoria) Journal Star reports it has diverted 638,000 gallons […]

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Metra Launches 2017 Construction Program CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s commuter rail agency is planning $216 million in construction projects this year. The plan by Metra targets 29 stations, 21 bridges and 29 road crossings. Metra and its railroad partners announced it Monday. Construction is expected to continue through fall. The program’s major endeavors include replacing aging bridges on the UP North […]