NCICG would like to congratulate the following 3 communities in obtaining $743,847 in Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) funds for sidewalk improvement projects.  
These funds are coming from the Illinois Department of Transportation.  Last fall NCICG assisted these communities in submitting grant application for the SRTS program.
  • The City of Oglesby is receiving $249,891 toward a $312,364 project to add sidewalks nearest Lincoln Elementary School. This project will also benefit Washington Junior High and Holy Family School.
  • The Village of Ladd is receiving $249,932 toward a $312,415 project to remove and replace sidewalks near the Ladd Community Consolidated School District. The sidewalks are dangerous for children to walk and bike on and don't allow for disabled persons to travel on them due to the cracks, overgrown grass, and raised sidewalks.
  • The City of Spring Valley is receiving  $244,024 toward a $305,030 project to connect Ponsetti Drive to John F. Kennedy School with a sidewalk. This path will allow those living at Heather Apartments the opportunity to get to the school, downtown, and the hospital without having to walk on U.S. 6 and Illinois Route 89. 
NCICG also congratulates Braceville, Peru, and Streator on their SRTS awards.
North Central Illinois Council of Governments
613 W Marquette Street
Ottawa, IL 61350