WBEZ | leyden http://www.wbez.org/tags/leyden Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Illinois gets $1.5 million for fire departments http://www.wbez.org/news/illinois-gets-15-million-fire-departments-104698 <p><p>SPRINGFIELD, Ill.&nbsp; &mdash; Fire departments in Illinois will share more than $1.5 million in grant money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.</p><p>U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced the grants, which come from the Department of Homeland Security&#39;s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. In the Chicago area, fire departments in Bellwood, Bolingbrook, Calumet City, North Riverside and Leyden will receive money. Calumet City will get nearly $380,000 and Westchester will receive about $440,000.</p><p>In central Illinois, departments in Standard, Urbana and Elkhart will receive funding. The southern Illinois towns of Alton, Ashley, Centralia, Granite City and Washington County will also get money.</p></p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 09:44:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/illinois-gets-15-million-fire-departments-104698