The Village of Harwood Heights has received a $2.165 million grant from the state to build a new recreation center. The money had been suspended due to state budget restrictions, but is now finally being authorized.
From the Chicago Tribune:
State Rep. Michael McAuliffe brought an oversized check from the state to the Sept. 22 Village Board meeting. He said he pressured state leaders to release the funding to Harwood Heights.
"We had money that was approved by previous general assemblies, (but) the governor suspended a lot of grants," McAuliffe said. "Due to some hard work on behalf of myself and Senator John Mulroe, we're happy to see the governor is releasing it because that back room needs to be fixed."