Friday, June 22, 2012
Illinois American Water awarded $1,500 to the district to purchase replacement batteries for portable radios.
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Friday, June 22, 2012
The Lemont Fire Protection District will be purchasing replacement batteries for portable radios used on vehicles thanks to a grant by Illinois American Water (IAW). The IAW 2012 Firefighter Grant Program provides financial assistance to fire and emergency organizations serving communities in its service areas. According to Karla Olson Teasley, president of Illinois American Water, the Firefighter Grant Program has been successful in providing assistance to community fire protection efforts. She said, “Over the last two years we’ve been able to provide 83 grants totaling over $100,000 to fire departments across Illinois. We look forward to providing even more assistance to firefighters in our communities.” Grants of up to $1,500 are …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The school board held a special meeting Monday night to approve the grant application for the Illinois State Board of Education.
Officials in Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A hope to cover a sizable portion of maintenance costs at Old Quarry Middle School in the coming years through a new state grant program. The District 113A school board held a special meeting Monday night to approve an application for a School Maintenance Program Grant offered by the Illinois State Board of Education. The dollar-for-dollar program—a $50 million initiative announced in February by Gov. Pat Quinn—provides up to $50,000 in matching funds for the maintenance and upkeep of building for educational purposes, according to the ISBE website. District 113A is seeking the grant to replace a building automation system that controls classrooms and gymnasiums at Old Quarry. …
Monday, September 26, 2011
The Village of Lemont will hold its first kick-off meeting at 8 a.m. Tuesday in Village Hall, 418 Main St.
The Village of Lemont is seeking public input from walkers and bicyclists in the community as it embarks on its first Active Transportation Plan. Earlier this year, the village received $48,040 from a Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant to create safer, more convenient places for walking, biking and other physical activities. The money was awarded by the Cook County Department of Public Health and the Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago, which gave a total of $4 million to 41 agencies in suburban Cook County to promote health and wellness within their communities. As part of the grant, the village has partnered with the Active Transportation Alliance, a Chicago-based non-profit organization that "works to improve …
Friday, July 29, 2011
Funding seeks to strengthen the nation's overall level of preparedness and ability to respond to fire-related hazards, according to a release.
The Lemont Fire Protection District was chosen earlier this month as a recipient of federal funding for fire prevention and research, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security, awarded a total of $1,013,069 to two organizations in Illinois through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant. The program is aimed toward fire prevention and research, according to a press release. The Lemont Fire Protection District—which covers an area of 40 square miles across the Village of Lemont and portions of Woodridge, Darien, Bolingbrook and Homer Glen—received $13,500 for fire prevention. Receiving the largest portion of grant money was the University of Illinois at…
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Students took part in a Family Science Night at DuPage Children's Museum last week, taking part in experiments and fun activities.
Most students start their weekends with possibilities of sleepovers or a night at the movies. But last Friday, the fifth-graders from Lemont’s Central School got to experience something different. Thanks to a professional development grant awarded to teacher Michelle Anderson from the DuPage Children’s Museum, her students and their families got to spend the evening at the Naperville facility, taking part in a Family Science Night. The event included science games, hands-on experiment and other fun activities. When Anderson initially heard about the Exploring Forces and Motion grant offered by the DuPage Children's Museum, she immediately applied. “I take every opportunity I can for professional development,” she said. “I keep pushing …
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Need to catch up on Lemont news? Here's a roundup of last week's headlines.
Highlights from last week: Families gathered at Oakwood School on Jan. 21 for a celebration of Lemont's cultural diversity. As part of a friendly bet between Lemont Patch and Waukesha Patch in Wisconsin, Local Editor Amanda Luevano filmed a video apology to fans of the Green Bay Packers after the Chicago Bears lost in the NFC championship game Jan. 23. Lemont Mayor Brian Reaves held up his end of the bargain by sporting a green and gold jacket during the Village Board meeting Monday. At the latest meeting of the Village Board of Trustees, Mayor Brian Reaves pledged his support to public education in Lemont and announced plans for a town hall meeting on the subject. Lemont High School junior Justin Knoelk became the first boys bowler in the…
Thursday, January 27, 2011
The Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A Educational Foundation is hosting a "Pre-Bowl Bash" on Saturday, Feb. 5, at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club.
Tickets are still available for the first ever Pre-Bowl Bash, a fundraiser hosted by the Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A Educational Foundation. The Pre-Bowl Bash will be held Saturday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club, 1 Pete Dye Drive. The event will feature hors d'oeuvres, a pasta station, desserts and drinks, as well as a bag tournament, silent auction and raffles. Items to be given away include: Guests will also be treated to a performance by the Neverly Brothers, a local rock and roll band that covers entertainers like Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Buddy Holly, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. The Educational Foundation will use all proceeds from the Pre-Bowl Bash to provide grants for academic …
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Cook County and Chicago Public Health Department award $4 million to south suburban Cook County agencies.
The Village of Lemont will begin planning the construction of bicycle and pedestrian paths next month thanks to an obesity prevention grant from Cook County. The Cook County Department of Public Health and the Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago awarded the village $48,040 to assist in the fight against obesity, the CCDPH announced Wednesday. The group awarded $4 million to 41 agencies in suburban Cook County to do a variety of activities to help fight the epidemic. “Today is a day of transformation for the communities of suburban Cook County,” CCDPH Chief Operating Officer Stephen A. Martin Jr. said in a press release issued Wednesday by the CCDPH. “The allocation of these resources will serve as a catalyst for significant …
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Old Quarry, River Valley and Central receive funding for recycling and reduction efforts.
Three schools in Lemont-Bromberek School District 113A will be "greener" this year after receiving grants to buy materials and implement programs that will reduce their impact on the environment. The Illinois Zero Waste Schools Grant Program awarded more than $10,000 to Old Quarry Middle School, River Valley and Central School for the 2010-11 school year. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) provided the grants to each school based on a formula that takes into account the number of students in each school. Funding for each school was: Oakwood School applied for the grant, but did not receive one. With limited funding available, DCEO denied some schools within the same district if they felt the application…