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Lanark gets USDA grant for city park upgrades

Published: Monday, March 20, 2017 1:34 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, March 20, 2017 2:22 p.m. CDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The city of Lanark will receive a $25,000 federal grant to complete handicap accessibility improvements to the city park.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, announced March 15 by U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, both Illinois Democrats, was among four projects to receive a total of $82,000.

“This federal funding will help boost communities, serving to upgrade police vehicles, make a city park full accessible, and upgrade village equipment,” Durbin said in a news release. “I will continue working with Sen. Duckworth to ensure that our state’s rural communities have access to the critical federal investments that drive economic growth.”

Illinois communities deserve the resources they need to effectively serve and protect hardworking families, which is why investments like these are so important,” Duckworth said in the release. “I look forward to working closely with Sen. Durbin to secure more investments to support rural communities across our state.”

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