People who need help taking care of themselves in our area could get help sooner rather than later.
Illinois senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth announced that over $500,000 dollars in HUD funding are coming to 5 agencies across Northern Illinois. The funding will go towards job training and increase self sufficiency for those in need.
The agencies receiving the funding are housing authorities in Freeport, Winnebago County, Rockford, Henry County and Rock Island.
Rockford received dollar 144,000 while Winnebago County got nearly $135,000 from the grant.