Jones 2019 InaugurationCHICAGO – New jobs and an improved infrastructure will soon come to Alsip and Calumet Park, thanks to a grant awarded by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. State Senator Emil Jones III (D-Chicago) is pleased the long-overdue project has become a priority.

“These projects will be a major economic boon for Alsip and Calumet Park,” Jones said. “They will help those communities by creating more jobs and fostering long term economic development.”

The Chicago Southland Logistics Cluster in Alsip will receive improvements that will allow for the creation of a new transportation, distribution and logistics hub. The project, which will receive $1.5 million, is said to bring additional jobs and attract investments to the hub.

The Village of Calumet Park will also receive a $1.5 million grant to help fund a project. The project will involve site preparation for the Mixed Used Transit Oriented Development Park.

“I was proud to vote for the Rebuild Illinois Program,” Jones said. “It will not only continue to help fund more local construction projects, but will continue to create new jobs.”

The projects in Alsip and Calumet Park are expected to begin soon.