Joliet, Waukegan fire departments to share $3.5M
JOLIET, Ill. — Fire departments in Joliet and Waukegan will share more than $3.5 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency grant money to hire more firefighters.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced the funding on Wednesday.
The money comes from a Department of Homeland Security program that is meant to help pay for maintaining 24-hour staffing at fire departments. The Joliet Fire Department will receive about $2 million and the Waukegan Fire Department will receive more than $1.5 million.
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