U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) announced funding Tuesday to promote rural community development.
More than $284,000 will go to towns in Knox and Fulton Counties.
Copley Township in Knox County will get a $250,000 loan and $20,000 grant to construct a new pole-type building. It will house township equipment, as well as act as a public meeting place, voting location, food pantry, and more.
The Village of Bryant in Fulton County is receiving a grant of $14,200 to install a storm siren. This will help members of the community get to safety during dangerous storms.