The villages of Broadview and Maywood were both selected to receive grant money from Cook County to fund critical infrastructure projects.
The grants were awarded through the 2018 Invest In Cook program, which identifies projects within the county that align with the county’s Long Range Transportation Plan.
The county granted Maywood $200,000 to help pay for roadway improvements along 19th Avenue, from Madison Street to St. Charles Road. The grant funds will pay for phase 1 engineering services, which include utility reviews, lighting analysis and an environmental survey. Click for rest of the story...
Tobacco-Free Living Meeting Sept. 19, 2018
Proviso Partners for Health’s Tobacco-free
Living Hub will host its next hub meeting on
Wednesday, September 19, from 6-7pm
in the Maywood Multipurpose Building, 200 S. 5th Ave.
At the meeting, we plan to discuss our next steps as a hub following Governor Rauner’s decision regarding the statewide Tobacco 21 bill, which should happen by the end of August.
Please invite residents and organizations you think may be interested in attending. Light refreshments will be provided.
If you plan to attend, please contact Lesli Vaughan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-628-0208.
SB 2332, or Tobacco 21, would raise the minimum age to purchase ALL tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old. This legislation was just sent to Governor Rauner for his consideration. He needs to hear from you NOW! Please send a message and urge Governor Rauner to sign SB 2332 – T21.
Smoking kills more than 18,000 Illinois adults each year. Research shows that approximately 95 percent of adult smokers begin smoking before they turn 21, and about 80 percent first try it before age 18. By increasing the age to 21, we decrease access to tobacco products for teens and can stop the next generation from ever starting.
The time is now for Illinois to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21! Act now and urge the Governor to sign Tobacco 21 into law!
Voice your Opinion
Governor Bruce Rauner
Office of the Governor
207 State House Building
Springfield, IL 62706
You can also submit a comment through the form on his website
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