Thursday, August 6, 2009

Illinois gets $13 million for Safe Routes to School

The Associated Press reports that $13.1 million in federal funding has been secured for statewide Safe Routes to School initiatives. Gov. Pat Quinn says the SRTS program "reaches out to youth, instilling in them the healthy habits of physical activity." The money will be used in communities across the state to improve sidewalks, for outreach, and police training.

Investing in the health of our children while we make our streets safer? Sounds like a pretty good use of stimulus money: healthcare, education, infrastructure.

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