Left to right: Trustee James Caporusso, Clerk Tommy Thomson, Trustee John Johnson, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, Trustee Cheryl McLean, Trustee Bill Ruhl, Trustee Karen Special and Mayor Barrett Pedersen
Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle Attends Cullerton Street Ground Breaking
Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and representatives of various government agencies joined Mayor Pedersen and Village Trustees on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 for a ground breaking ceremony to commemorate the Cullerton Street Industrial Area Project, which is already underway. The Cook County Bureau of Economic Development awarded the project a $3 million low-interest loan through the first BUILT in Cook HUD Section 108 Loan Program to assist with financing. The project also received a $1.3 million grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation to assist with project financing. Businesses and property owners in the project area have also committed to financing a large portion of the project through a Special Service Area (SSA). President Toni Preckwinkle and Mayor Barrett Pedersen spoke on the importance of business and government collaboration to retaining and creating jobs in the Village.
You can read the full Cook County Press Release on the Cook County blog.
Left to right: HUD Regional Director of Community Planning & Development Ray Willis, Commissioner Jeff Tobolski, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, Commissioner Sean Morrison and Mayor Barrett Pedersen