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November 4, 2016

The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission and the Pritzker Military Museum and Library have announced a new program to help restore and preserve local World War I memorials. "100 CITIES/100 MEMORIALS" is a fund‐matching program through which groups or individuals can A) identify local World War I memorials in their area, B) put together a conservation treatment proposal for a memorial in distress, C) submit their plan for consideration for matching grant funds, and D) have the memorial treated by an accredited conservator, with communication help and possible matching funds. Details of the program, including guidelines and online application form, can be found here.

The Honeybee Conservancy is inviting applications for in-kind grants designed to help nonprofit organizations or schools safely set up, maintain, and observe on-site bee sanctuaries in schools, community gardens, and green spaces across the United States. The Sponsor-A-Hive grant includes bees, a bee house and beekeeping equipment. 

Location One LOIS: The State of Illinois Site Development Tool - With New Criteria

Thursday, November 10, 2016 | Noon - 1pm
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Join us for a discussion with David Pierson, Vic Narusis, and Amy White on Illinois economic development site selection and the LocationOne Information System (LOIS). This webinar will provide new information about how to best use LOIS. LOIS is the leading online economic development database in the U.S., representing and connecting more than 8,800 communities and 3,500 economic development organizations. Using LOIS enhances site selection in showcasing demographics, zoning, community assets, school districts, and hospitals. It allows users to track projects in real time and run customized reports.
During the webinar, our site selection experts will cover some of the major changes coming to LOIS, including what users will be allowed to post and what data is needed.


November 15, 2016 - Local and Regional Food Conference - Marion, IL
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