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The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded more than $109 million in grants Thursday to homeless programs across Illinois, and a fair amount of those funds were disbursed around northern Illinois. 

Illinois Issues: Cairo Faces Public Housing Crisis

Aug 21, 2017
Richard Sitler/The Southern Illinoisan

Southern Illinois city's residents grapple with planned closure of public housing complexes.

As the sun set on a recent Friday evening at the McBride apartment complex in Cairo, people gathered in a yard between the building rows.

Young girls practiced cartwheels. Boys played chase. And a dozen or so teens stood around talking about their pride in Cairo: several noted the long tradition of success on the high school basketball court, as well as the love that can be found in this city. Sounds of music, conversation and laughter filled the air.

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Rockford has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development over potential Civil Rights Act violations.

Federal authorities launched an investigation in November 2015, when Rockford debated a plan to replace Fairgrounds Valley housing units with The Grove at Keith Creek, an 65-unit affordable housing development on South New Towne Drive.

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Illinois will receive federal money to prevent and end homelessness. 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a nearly $105 million grant for local projects across the state; there are approximately 416 homeless housing and service programs in Illinois.

Of that, DeKalb County will receive $568,565. Winnebago and Boone counties will get $1,528,983.

Rockford Housing Authority

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently announced a smoking ban in public housing, effective within the next year or so. But what does that mean for nearby communities?

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