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Public Meetings Set to Review Environmental Cleanup Grant Application

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City of West Chicago

The City of West Chicago invites all residents and other interested parties to upcoming public meetings to review a grant application the City has prepared to submit to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The first meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., will feature a review of the grant application and related information. The second meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, January 14, 2014, also at 7:00 p.m., will be a review of those comments received from the public.

Both meetings will be held in the Council Chambers at the West Chicago City Hall, 475 Main Street, West Chicago, Illinois.

The EPA grant application will be available on the City's website, beginning on December 23, 2013 through January 14, 2014. Hard copies of the draft application will also be available at the City Hall (Dept. of Community Development) and at the West Chicago Public Library. The City requests feedback from the general public about the draft grant application.

The City will submit the grant application to the EPA in an effort to receive additional funds to help its environmental cleanup efforts for the approximately 8 1/2-acre site north of West Washington Street and west of Fremont Street. The City expects to complete necessary cleanup of this area as part of the redevelopment process for this large, visible and important area of the downtown. Long term plans include a new municipal facility consisting of a city hall, a new 'town square' or 'village green' outdoor space, residential development, commercial/retail development and new parking.

Comments on the draft EPA environmental cleanup application can be submitted via email to or in writing to:

John D. Said, AICP

Director, Dept. of Community Development

City of West Chicago

475 Main Street

West Chicago, Illinois 60185

The City looks forward to receiving public comments on this application.