636565376637330000rCHICAGO – Building upon the smart infrastructure investments supported by State Senator Emil Jones III, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced an investment of nearly $38 million in road and bridge improvement projects.“Our community has suffered tremendously due to the poor infrastructure of our highways and bridges.” said Jones (D-Chicago). “It is more important than ever to look at new and innovative ways to improve our local highways and bridges for the betterment of our community.”

As part of IDOT’s latest Multi-Year Plan under Rebuild Illinois, the district Jones represents will see 14 infrastructure projects totaling more than $38 million over the next six years.

Some of the most vital projects coming to the area include:

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pexels pixabay 159711CHICAGO – State Senator Emil Jones III (D-Chicago) is excited to announce that the 14th District will receive more than $4.5 million in grants for local libraries.

“Libraries are more than just a place to rent books – they are a resource for people to learn and build community engagement,” Jones said. “A library is often an extension of a classroom, and it is important for our communities to be thoroughly equipped with the resources necessary to teach our children.”

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pexels pixabay 164661Eligible local governments in Illinois are now able to claim over $742 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds.

With Illinois' non-entitlement unit allocations from ARPA, eligible NEUs may claim their allocation by completing submissions to the NEU Portal.  Per federal guidance, NEUs that do not submit information by September 30th, 2021 will forfeit their allocation.

Local non-entitlement units eligible for funding:

Blue Island city - $3,112,986.45 1

Calumet Park village - $1,033,447.88 2

Crestwood village - $1,455,418.71 1

Oak Forest city - $3,694,012.00 1

Robbins village - $739,264.61 1

Alsip village - $2,543,380.22 1

Funds may be used to cover revenue losses, the costs of responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency, and invest in certain infrastructure projects. A full list of eligible Illinois NEUs can be viewed here.

Visit the DCEO website to learn more.

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SB 1730 JonesCHICAGO - A new law sponsored by State Senator Emil Jones III (D-Chicago) will help increase the diversity of Illinois’ business community.

“Diversity is an important aspect of the business community,” Jones said. “All historically discriminated against communities deserve representation in the business world.”

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