- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

GLENWOOD, Ill. (AP) - A Chicago suburb has received $1 million in federal funds to deal with flooding problems.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports (https://bit.ly/1bqsiha ) the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s $1.05 million grant to Glenwood is from the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

Federal officials say the village will use the money to buy and demolish nine homes in the Thorn Creek flood-plain.

Glenwood will contribute more than $350,000 to the effort.

James Joseph is director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. He says Glenwood residents have been hit by flooding many times. He says the money will allow residents to move to higher ground and avoid future property loss. In addition, local officials can avoid costly flood intervention.

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Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, https://chicago.suntimes.com/


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