The 2018 Great Place Project application can be found on the Cook County Chamber website and is due by March 15, 2018. To learn more about projects funded in the past four years of the project, visit the Great Place Project tab of our website.
Soon the fifth annual Great Place Project will kick off, looking for applications of your great idea to create a Great Place in 2018. Thanks to a fundraiser spearheaded by Jim Boyd and the Cook County Chamber, $11,000 of funds will be available for mini-grants. Stay tuned!
Join the Safe Routes to School Committee for the Annual International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 4th! Border Patrol agents and community volunteers will be accompanying the Walking School Buses to both ISD 166 and Great Expectations School on the three routes. Studies have found that physical activity, such as walking or biking to school, allows students to concentrate better during the school day. So what better way to start the day than joining in!
All students are welcome! Parents are also welcome but not required to walk with their student. If your student normally gets a ride to school, come in a little early and walk or bike with the Walking School Bus from one of the starting locations on October 4th: the Cook County Courthouse (7:30 am departure), Birchwood Apartments (7:40 am departure), or County Road 7 and 7th Ave. East (7:40 am departure). Students are welcome to join along the route or meet at the starting location (see map for routes).
For more information or to volunteer, contact Safe Routes to School Coordinator Maren at email@example.com or 218-387-2330.