Project Description Partners Status
Alexander County
Resource Fair Approx. 400 Thebes residents attended Statewide Collaboration Complete
YouthSpeak Approx 30 Cairo youth attended IDHS Complete
Truancy / Teen Drop-out DHS / Local Office and the Cairo School District Truancy Officer conducted three 12-03 meetings addressing truancy issue. Result - school attendance has increased Will continue to monitor - Issue of asthmas and Mental Health for children IDHS
School District
Complete
Tire Shredding 4,100 tires shredded - Resource Fair. EPA Complete
Teen Pregnancy / Single Mothers Raised Awareness IDHS
IDCFS
United Front
Cairo Community Advisory Committee
Complete
School Supplies 1,000 backpacks / school supplies distributed IDHS Complete
Resource Fair Approx 600 residents attended Statewide Collaboration Complete
"Front Door" Partnership Cairo Christian Center received $9,850 in emergency Front Door monies IDHS
Faith-Based Office
Complete
Resource Fair Approximately 70 East Cape Girardeau residents attended one day Resource Fair, # TBD Statewide Collaboration Complete
Grant Writing King & Associate to conduct Grant-writing workshop IDHS
IIRA
Complete
Public Transportation SMART Transportation public transportation provider. Approved for the Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) grant funding ($125,000). Funding source is federal. IDOT Complete
New Playground St. Mary's Park Constructed IDHS
KaBOOM!
Complete
Leadership Development Committees Group of local leaders, DHS reps, faith-based and community providers established in Alexander County. Statewide Collaboration Complete
Job Fair TI Partner with Shawnee Community College IDES
SCC
City of Cairo Alexander County
Complete
Summer Youth Program Delta center received $10,000.00 for College Tours for the Alexander County IDHS Complete
Grandparents Raising / Grandchildren $5,000 in grants funding to meet emergent needs of relatives raising children with the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) service area, i.e., clothing, food and legal aid. IDoA Complete
Emergency Assistance Funding City was approved for backup power generator - funding came from SIDEZ FEMA
Cairo City Alexander County
Complete
CH&ESB Funding Advance DPA approved reallocation loan for 5-yr funding advance to the Community Health and Emergency Services Board to continue County community health center. IDPA Complete
Resource Fair Approximately 70 Sandusky & Tamms residents attended one-day Resource Fair. # TBD Statewide Collaboration Complete
Cairo Hospital During the inspection, Illinois EPA observed what appeared to be old medical records covered with asbestos, as well as other medical items of concern. The Illinois Department of Public Health was notified and is working with state agencies. Remediation of the Cairo Southern Medical Center has begun the USEPA estimated $1.9 millions project. EPA
City of Cairo
Local Attorney General Office
Complete
United Front Proposal Request for computer lab (10 computers) was received on 2 / 20 / 05 IDHS
DCEO
Complete
Historical Sites Historical Sites Preservation HIS
City of Cairo
Open
EPA Compliance Flood Insurance qualification EPA Complete
Community Youth Center Delta has purchased a gym with the purpose of providing community youth center for children in Cairo and surrounding community IDHS
DCEO
City of Thebes
Art Council
Complete
After-School Programs Delta center received $10,000.00 for College Tours for the Alexander County IDNR
DCEO
IDHS
IIRA
E. Cape Girardeau
Complete
Water Line / Sewers Extension Expand Sewers Line throughout Alexander County EPA
DCEO
City of Cairo Alexander County
Open
Tourism & Marketing To develop a comprehensive plan for Alexander County concerning Tourism and Marketing DCEO
IDNR
Alexander County
Open
Computer Lab Thirty two computers was distributed to several Alexander communities and non-for-profit agencies IDHS Complete
Downtown Asbestos Cleanup City of Cairo has done assessment concerning the cost of removing abandoned buildings EPA
City of Cairo
Ongoing
Faith-Based Technical Assistance Conducted faith-based seminar on Community Development IDHS
Faith-Based
Complete
Pavilion / Park Center New Park in Thebes (KaBOOM!!) schedule for construction in Spring of 2007 - $75,000.00 KaBOOM
IDHS
City of Thebes Alexander County
Complete
Asbestos cleanup -Thebes High School Based on the human health threat from exposure posed by the dilapidated, asbestos- Il EPA agreed to fund Asbestos cleanup Corrective Action: Using Federal and State Funding The Illinois EPA has confirmed the presence of various asbestos-containing materials within the building through laboratory analysis. EPA demolition Thebes High School at a cost of $440,000.00 EPA / DHS Complete
Infrastructure Cairo High Renovation-west side of bldg,new computers. U.S. Dept. of Ed / Local School Board Complete
"Front Door" Partnership United Front received $5,000 in emergency Front Door monies DHS / Faith-Based Office Complete
Road Repair / Pump Replacement- Cairo New Pump Construction EPA, DCEO, City of Cairo Ongoing
Fort Defiance Park Project IDOT has approved $623,170.00 for the first phase of develop of the Fort Defiance Park IDOT / City of Cairo / SUIC Complete
Computers for Cairo High School ISBE installed 23 PCS at Cairo High School ISBE / Sec. of State / DHS Complete
Delta Center received $50,000.00 for the Gear-Up County-wide educational program IDHS Complete
East Aurora
Youth Employment (particularly 2nd shift) North IETC hosted the 8th Summer Job Connection (2004) for youth on April 26th and May 7th. IDES
IDHS
Valley Ed. to Careers Partnership
KCDEE
Waubonsee Community College Youth Entrepreneurship
Complete
Park Redevelopment Project East Aurora received a $374,000 grant for the redevelopment of Solfisburg Park. Administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the grant allows for various improvements to the park, including a new restroom building with a concession area IDNR Complete
Increased Bilingual Workforce IDHS held a recruitment seminar to provide employment opportunities for Spanish-speaking option positions. Seminar was held at IETC on June 2, 2004. 40 people applied; 23 were Spanish Speaking. Local DHS office hired 5 bi-lingual staff (September 16,2004). IDHS
OLHR
Complete
Increase in African-American Social Service Providers Illinois Coalition for Community Services provides social services for the African American community. Complete
Health Insurance for Children Kidcare is at its highest level to meet the needs of children. Aurora now has 11 Kidcare Application Agents (KCAA) that are responsible for enrolling children and parents into the program. FY05 budget increases the eligibility of FamilyCare enrollment. IDPA Complete
Community Resources 36 providers participated in"It's All About Our Services". PACE
IETC
IDHS
Committee: City of Aurora Neighborhood Redevelopment
Ald. Scheketa Hart-Burns,
Waubonsee Community College
Complete
Employment & Training Satellite Office CMS has reviewed and approved draft lease agreement. Final stages of construction are in progress. Grand opening day is yet to be determined. (Update) A very successful Grand Opening occurred on July 20, 2005, at 501 College Ave. IDHS
IDES
SER
City of Aurora
Kane County of Employment and Education
Waubonsee Community College Division of Rehabilitation Services
Complete
After-School Alternatives to Crime & Violence -Illinois Coalition for Community Services (ICCS) provides after-school programs for at-risk youth. -Family Focus has a CrossRoads Program that involves parents / child activities to reinforce parental involvement. - God's Gym obtained a transit vehicle thro IDHS
ICCS
IDOT
Family Focus
God's Gym
Youth Struggling for Survival
Complete
Skills Match Program Available on Internet at www.illinoisskillsmatch.com and at North Aurora IETC. IDES Complete
Youth Self-Esteem Training Met with the Illinois Coalition for Community Services (ICCS). They have a youth-initiatives site in the Forest Ridge Housing Development in East Aurora. They provide after-school programs and self-esteem / awareness programs. IDHS
ICCS
Complete
Workforce Development / Youth Career Training The Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity awarded East Aurora High a $146,000 high-tech, school-to-work grant. This program offers an intensive curriculum to East Aurora high school students each semester in principles of engineering and technology DCEO Complete
Technical Assistance to Childcare Providers (billing, client information, parenting, licensing) CCR&R distributed a newsletter to childcare providers which included a"certificate checklist" for parents and providers participating in the Child Care Program (childcare subsidies) so that paperwork can be completed correctly and payments processed timely IDHS
CCR&R
Complete
Technical Assistance Related to Quicker Childcare Payouts / Reimbursement Initial determination was made by CCR&R, which concluded that the submission of incomplete or erroneous paperwork by participants was a problem. As a result, we have asked the CCR&R to focus on additional technical assistance for providers and parents part IDHS Complete
Technical Assistance Related to Increases in the Amount of Childcare Providers IDHS Bureau of Child Care stated that CCR&R staff is willing to provide technical assistance and to work with East Aurora on strategies to increase the number of providers in the area. Also, the Treasurer's Office has conducted small business seminars IDHS
DCFS
Complete
Technical Assistance for Transportation Grants The Illinois Department of Transportation has provided technical assistance to God's Gym (an East Aurora provider) to provide much needed transportation to youth participating in after-school activities and programs. IDOT Complete
Technical Assistance for Grant Writing, Training, Accessibility & Capacity Building Grant writing workshops were established with Linda Chapa-LaVia's office. Advance grant writing workshop held at Aurora Community Center. IDHS Complete
Substance Abuse Programs A substance abuse roundtable has been organized by the City of Aurora consisting of 27 Aurora agencies. Meetings are held monthly. IDHS Complete
Youth Speak Talk Show Approximately 60 East Aurora youth were in attendance. IDHS Complete
Lack of Elementary School Teachers To be reviewed by membership for consolidation into education initiative ISBE
City of Aurora
Ongoing
Support Services for the Homeless To be reviewed by membership for consolidation into education initiative Homeless Services DCEO
IHDA
Ongoing
Teacher Enhancement Program To be reviewed by membership for consolidation into education initiative ISBE
City of Aurora school district
Ongoing
Spanish-Speaking Forum To be reviewed by membership for clarity IDHS Ongoing
Pre-School Counseling for Children with Behavioral Problems (Focus on Grades 1-3) To be reviewed by membership for consolidation into education initiative Ongoing
Parent Liaisons in Schools To be reviewed by membership for consolidation into education initiative ISBE Ongoing
Mortgage / Homeownership Training Joseph Corp. provides free homeownership training. Individuals who complete training are eligible for affordable rehab homes. IHDA
City of Aurora
Joseph Corporation
Ongoing
Mental Health Programs To be reviewed by membership for determination of follow up IDHS
DMH
City of Aurora
Ongoing
Adult Daycare Funding for Seniors To be reviewed by membership for determination of follow up IDOA
City Of Aurora
Ongoing
Lack of School District Transportation for Students To be reviewed by membership for consolidation into education initiative ISBE
City of Aurora- School District
Ongoing
Bilingual Teachers To be reviewed by membership for consolidation into education initiative ISBE
City of Aurora school district
Ongoing
Holistic Healthcare Approach for Medicare / Aid Recipients Need clarification of issue. IDHS
IDPA
Ongoing
Healthcare Clinic To be reviewed by membership for determination of follow up IDPH/ CH&P Ongoing
Extension of Service Hours for Public Transportation To be reviewed by membership for determination of follow up IDOT
DCEO
City of Aurora
PACE
Ongoing
Early Literacy Programs To be reviewed by membership for consolidation into education initiative IDHS Ongoing
Driver's License / Insurance Accessibility for Undocumented Residents Pending passage of state / federal legislation ISOS
IDoI
IDHS
Ongoing
College & Financial Aid Accessibility for Undocumented Residents To be reviewed by membership for consolidation into education initiative Waubonsee Community College ISBE
IDHS
Ongoing
Business Development Start-Up Capital To be reviewed by membership for determination of follow up DCEO
Waubonsee Community College City of Aurora
Ongoing
Teen Reach Program Expected Outcome: Teen Reach Grant awarded to community-based organization in 2005. IDHS / CH&P Ongoing
Medicaid Acceptance by Local Physicians Issued narrowed down to a continued belief that exists for specialized care in certain areas. There is a lack of specialized care in all areas not just Aurora. IDPA Ongoing
Increase Childcare Subsidy for Teen Mothers Teen mothers who attend school are eligible for the same benefits of the Child Care Program as adult parents who qualify. Any increases in reimbursement rates would require legislative action. IDHS Complete
Domestic Violence Victim Services DHS Inspector General's Office investigates allegations of abuse and neglect towards physically or mentally disabled adults. Mutual Ground (DV CBO) provides shelter, employment and training, and counseling services for women and children in East Aurora. IDHS Complete
Entry Level Job Training Available at North Aurora IETC and Quad County Urban League. IETC Complete
Expansion of Health Services A $12,000 WIC grant was awarded to the Kane County Health Dept. for increased WIC services. IDPH Complete
Faith-Based Family Nurturing & Training Program DHS Faith-Based Liaison is partnering with Kane County Health Dept. to provide health awareness information for churches as well as provide funding opportunities with federal, state, and city agencies. IDHS Complete
Gang Prevention & Intervention Aurora Mayor has started a program called"Aurora Cares" that is a response to youth gang violence, which involves clergy and police. Funding is provided by the city. IDHS Complete
GED Classes GED classes are being offered at the following Eastside schools: Johnson School, East Aurora High, Gates Elementary, and Rollins Elementary. (Sixty percent of those 25 years and older in NRSA Area have less than a 9th grade education. Waubonsee Community College IDES Complete
Heath Insurance for Immigrants IDHS currently funds five suburban health clinics to support primary care for the uninsured. IDoI
IDHS
Complete
Development of Local Leadership Follow-Up Committees An East Aurora Local Steering Committee meets monthly to move the matrix items along. They invite local and state agencies to the table to discuss potential resources. Statewide Collaboration Complete
Implementation of Youth & Adult Entrepreneurship Program A two-month pilot program was implemented in East Aurora. The program is designed to develop basic entrepreneurial skills, create comprehensive business plans, and build upon the existing entrepreneurial assets of the community. The focus of the program IDHS Complete
New Playground Construction TEAM Illinois, along with approximately 150 volunteers, built a new playground at Harbor Village in East Aurora. KaBOOM! a national non-profit organization, designed the playground with help from Aurora kids. The organization also coordinated the acquisition IDHS
KaBOOM
Complete
Increase Childcare Subsidy Reimbursement Amount Any increases in reimbursement rates would require legislative action. IDHS Complete
Lead Testing in Older Housing Stock Kane County Health Dept. is testing and clearing in the NRSA Area; Community Contact does the removal. Two grants are currently in effect and are being used to go neighborhood by neighborhood. Shy of $1 million toward lead reduction. - IDPH
- EPA 
- Community Contacts
Complete
Legal Services for Immigrants At the Aurora Resource Fair, three attorneys who specialize in immigrant eligibility and advocacy issues offered workshops and technical assistance. They are following up with residents as needed. IDHS Complete
Life Skills Training for Teen Parents DHS Div. Of Comm. Health and Prevention has increased funding to Kane County Health Department Teen Parent Services program in FY04. Pending state budget approval, funds will also be increased in FY05. IDHS/ CH&P Complete
New Front Door Partnership New Front Door Partnership ($5,000 grant) established with Sacred Heart Catholic Church in East Aurora to help prevent residents from returning to TANF and to enhance their self-sufficiency. IDHS Complete
Senior Citizen Support Service Enhancement (Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program) The Northeastern Illinois Area Agency on Aging obtained a grant for $2,000 to build awareness of the GRG Program and to provide"gap" filling assistance to families in East Aurora. IDoA Complete
Opportunities / Training for Career Development and Advancement "Bridging the Gap" Education to Career Program. Program starts at the high school level. Not limited by income, attendance, grades, etc. While in high school, students get college credit. Currently offered at East Aurora High. Two components - education a IDES
Waubonsee Community College
City of Aurora
Complete
Affordable Housing To be reviewed by membership for determination of follow up IHDA
Joseph Corporation, Aurora Housing Authority
Ongoing
Illinois Skills Match Registrations & Job Search Workshops Forty-four Illinois Skills Match Registrations and two job search workshops were conducted. IDES Complete
Citizen Sponsorship Initiative The Bureau of Immigrant and Refugee Services has awarded an additional $35,000 to Family Focus for increased citizenship application services. IDHS Complete
Apprenticeship Program for Youth (YouthBuild) "AuroraBuild" partners are: Waubonsee Community College and IETC. Training location is Quad County Urban League; 9-month program for ages 16-24. Program is for high-school dropouts who want to get into a trading program. They are being trained in basic ca IETC
Waubonsee Community College City of Aurora
Complete
Affordable Childcare Programs (Adjustment of Current Eligibility Guidelines for Childcare Assistance Effective 09 / 01 / 03, income eligibility limits for the DHS Child Care Program (childcare subsidies) were increased to reflect 50% of the state median income for 2003. The new legislation allows for eligibility limits to increase annually with the State's m IDHS / CCR&R Complete
Advocacy Group for the Undocumented Population The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights is very active on advocacy issues. They provide technical assistance, as needed, to this population. IDHS
ICIRR
Complete
Adult Education for Immigrants The Bureau of Immigrant and Refugee Services has awarded an additional $35,000 to Family Focus for increased English as a Second Language (ESL) classes as well as Civic & History Instruction. IDHS Complete
Adelante Aurora Two-Day Resource Fair Approximately 600 Aurora residents attended the two-day fair. 97 car seat safety checks; distribution of 59 new car seats; 100 applicants for subsidized childcare; 75 applicants for cash, medical & food stamps; 89 glucose screenings; 70 blood pressure Statewide Collaboration Complete
Prostitution Intervention Strategy Met with RITA'S Ministry (Returning Inmates to American Society). They have an existing prostitution prevention program. IDHS/ CH&P Complete
Citizenship Classes The Bureau of Immigrant and Refugee Services has awarded an additional $35,000 to Family Focus for increased citizenship application services. IDHS Complete
Re-Entry Program / Network for Ex-Offenders Met with RITA'S Ministry (Returning Inmates to American Society). They have an existing program. IDHS
IDOC
Complete
Englewood
Reentry Network-Strategy 9 Initiate services to special-needs populations to address critical issues. Work has been going on for a proposal for the Englewood community with"Weed and Seed" the planning for this initiative has brought together a large diverse group of practitioners from CPS, Chicago Police, City of Chicago, Ceasefire, Exodus Renewal Society IDOC
Teamwork Englewood & Goodwill Industries
Ongoing
Mental Health- Strategy 7.2 Develop mental health clinics and family counseling services at elementary and middle schools and make more use of student teachers and mental-health and social work graduate students. Brenda Hampton asked CMHC to revisit their proposal and possibly create a plan B that would be a scaled down version of their original proposal but would have lower cost and impact. We are working with the Dept. of Mental Health on creating a Parent Advocate IDHS
IMH
Community Mental Health Council
Ongoing
Nutrition-Strategy 5., 3,4 Promote good nutrition, healthy food options, farmers markets, produce stands fresh fruits and vegetables. Mary Catle-Enyard met with Orrin Williams to get information on the healthy foods options in Englewood Mr. Williams heads up the strategy from the community side. Mary inquired about the establishment of farmers markets and discussed the relationship wit IDHS / CHP Ongoing
Grand Families- Strategy 9.4 Help"grand families" address challenges of raising new families. A proposal designed to work on non-traditional families (grand families, children of incarcerated parents and former offenders) in Englewood has been done and is ready to go to Marva Arnold for consideration of funding. The proposal was generated over 6 we IDOC
IDHS
Ongoing
Service Mapping-Strategy 10 creates a community network to spread information, resources and expertise within Englewood and beyond. In addition to IDHS's service mapping project teamwork Englewood has started mapping community services with Northern Illinois Planning Commission. The IDHS project is still on hold due to the injury suffered by Rhonda Woodson who is recuperating. IDHS Ongoing
Healthy Lifestyles- Strategy 5.5 Use signage, community events and health fairs to promote health resources and programs, with a particular focus on immunization and infant mortality. A group in the community is working within the Closing the Gap initiative to identify training opportunities and try and push up the peer training model to do training on asthma. Is there going to be a schedule for Closing the Gap presentations in the Loc IDHS Ongoing
Create Diverse opportunities for recreation, lifelong learning and civic engagement. 8.6 Increase access to community technology centers and other educational media A meeting is scheduled for December 7th at Liberation Christian Center where the 10 ministers who are going to be involved in the program will develop the plan for participation in the program. IDHS Ongoing
Youth Programs-Strategy 6.1 Provide opportunities to steer youth away from gangs and into long-term employment. The strategy meeting between Enyard, Amour and Mahon did take place as a result a letter was drafted and forwarded to the Bureau Chiefs at CH&P requesting information on funding for Englewood. Individuals bureau heads were responsive to the request however IDHS
OSP
CHP
Ongoing
Pembroke
Grants Administration Technical Assistance Grant writing and program development workshops were conducted in Pembroke for those residences interested. IDHS Complete
Hazardous Materials Training for Pembroke Township Fire Department Training completed by local fire district. IEMA Complete
Hiring of Local Electrician by Trades Union Worked with local union to assist in the recruiting and hiring of local resident as electrician. IDES
IDHS
Local Union
Complete
History of Pembroke Featured in Bud Billikin Day Parade Pembroke community participated in the Bud Billikin Parade in Chicago. Great success! IDHS Complete
Illinois Skills Match & Additional Job Search Assistance Training 54 Illinois Skills Match registrations & 9 job search workshops. Ongoing training is conducted weekly at the Hopkins Park Village Hall. IDES
Kankakee Community College
Complete
Implementation of a Private Security Training Program Training conducted at Kankakee Community College during a three-week program - 10 / 11 / 03. Kankakee Community College Complete
Implementation of Adult Basic Education / GED Classes Approximately 30 enrollments. Kankakee Community College/ IDHS Complete
Implementation of Arts Program for Children & Adults The Illinois Arts Council provided utilized a $14,000 operational grant to enhance local arts programming for Pembroke Township. A Storyteller Residency Program was implemented for three months (October-December 2003). The Illinois Arts Council worked wit Illinois Arts Council Complete
Implementation of Youth & Adult Entrepreneurship Program A two-month pilot program has been implemented in Pembroke Township. The program is designed to develop basic entrepreneurial skills, create comprehensive business plans, and build upon the existing entrepreneurial assets of the community. The focus of IDHS Complete
Informal Census Count Many of the households in the township were contacted and counted in an effort to verify the accuracy of the current census data. Various data was reviewed, such as, 911 listings, voter registration, school enrollments, medical patient count(s) from local Pembroke Residents/ South Suburban Faith-Based Coalition
IDHS
Complete
In-Service Training on Child Abuse, Neglect Reporting and the Investigation Process Training conducted for local residence. DCFS Complete
Installation of AC Unit at Community Center A / C unit in community center repaired / replaced. IDHS Complete
Installation of New Technology Learning Center at Hopkins Park Village Hall Installed eight refurbished computers & 1 printer to set-up community technology center. IDHS
MIS
Complete
Installation of Water Fountains at Martin Luther King Park Completed installation of water fountains in park. IDHS
Local Contractors
Complete
Grant Awarded for Emergency Sewer Repair DCEO awarded a $150,000 emergency CDAP Grant to the Village of Hopkins Park for repair and upgrades to the existing sewage system. The upgrades and repair to the existing system were in preparation for a longer-term project that could ultimately bring much change DCEO Complete
Mosquito Abatement IDPH completed task. IDPH Complete
Consortium Development for the Attainment of a Para Transit Vehicle to Transport Seniors and Disabled Persons IDOT authorized and obligated the transfer of a new, multi-use Para transit vehicle to Pembroke Township. The new vehicle will be used to transport seniors and disabled individuals. IDOT Complete
New Playground Construction Approximately 150 community volunteers; a ribbon-cutting ceremony immediately followed playground construction, during which time it was dedicated and named after former slave Joseph"Pap" Tetter, who founded Pembroke Township in 1862. IDHS
KaBOOM
Statewide Collaboration
Complete
Kankakee Manufacturing Consortium An 11-business manufacturing consortium has been developed to target Pembroke residents for jobs by providing job descriptions to the Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and DCEO. Kankakee Community College will provide job training for the job specification DCEO
Kankakee Community College Workforce Investment Board
Complete
Daycare Licensing Orientation for New Providers Several workshops were conducted to provide necessary instructions for local residence. DCFS Complete
Water Treatment - Private Wells & Municipal System Establish reliable water treatment system IDPH
IDOH
EPA
USDA
Engineering Firm
Ongoing
Paid Admission for Statewide IEMA Conference Three Hopkins Park Officials attended. IEMA Complete
$30K Family Support Advocate Position Earmarked for Qualified Pembroke Resident Applications were reviewed, interviews conducted, qualified resident identified. Resident will work out of local field office. Pending final candidate selection and approval. DCFS Complete
HIV Outreach project IDPH has provided HIV testing, free medical assistance, dental care and transportation to various hospitals with over 1,322 residents being served to date. IDPH
WFT
Complete
"Bridging the Gap" Faith-Based Kick-Off Event Expansion of the scope of food pantry offerings to include a wider variety of food selections, toiletries and general sundry items. Coordination of major home repair and weatherization assessment through the provision of materials and the training of local Local Leadership / New Faith Baptist Church / South Suburban Faith-Based Coalition Complete
Backpacks and School Supplies Given to Approximately 1,000 Pembroke Children School supplies were given at the three days Team Illinois Resource Fair. IDHS Complete
Berm Cleanup / Mowing Clean up and lawn mowing completed as required. EPA Complete
Development of Local Leadership Steering Committee A local steering committee was developed that acts as the entity through which all action items and ideas are channeled for review and approval / denial. Local Leadership IDHS Complete
Completion of Power Source Connection to Facilitate Normal Sewage Operation Electrical connection completed as required. EPA Complete
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren October Fest The fest addressed issues regarding grandparents raising grandchildren and becoming licensed foster parents. Two Child Welfare Staff from the DCFS Kankakee Field Office, one of which is a Pembroke resident, facilitated this event. DCFS
IDoA
Complete
Van to Transport Pembroke Residents to Jobs & Job Training TEAM Illinois partners will support job training and transportation needs of the community for the immediate future. This supportive effort is tied to regional transportation system and Kankakee Community College. DCEO
Kankakee County Village
IDHS
Ongoing
Distribution of Free Booster Seats to Hopkins Park School Children Distribution of 120 booster seats at Lorenzo R. Smith Elementary School in support of the new booster seat law (the Illinois Child Passenger Act), effective January 1, 2004. ISP Complete
Donation of 10,000 Pounds of Food to Pembroke Food Pantry Local food pantry took receipt of goods to supply food to those needing assistance. Northern Illinois Food Bank Complete
Electrical Upgrades at Martin Luther King Park Completed electrical upgrades for restrooms, stage and other misc. connections for rehab work needed. IDHS Complete
Enhancement of Police Infrastructure & Services to Pembroke The Illinois State Police awarded a $225,000 COPS Grant to fund three full-time Kankakee Sheriff's Deputies to enhance police infrastructure and services to Pembroke Township. The grant runs from August 2003 to August 2006. Pembroke has no police force a ISP Complete
Establishment of Additional TEAM Illinois Partnerships on Federal Level Partnerships established with USDA Rural Development, USDA Food & Nutrition Services, and the Federal Food Bank Program. IDHS Complete
Expansion of Health Services A $12,000 WIC grant was awarded to the Kankakee County Health Dept. for increased WIC services in Pembroke Township. IDPH Complete
Business Support Given to Three Local Food Vendors for Service Enrollment Fair Food supplied by local businesses for three day Team Illinois Resource Fair. IDHS Complete
Development of a Skilled Trades Training Program Kankakee Community College along with IDEC will continue outreach programs and training to assist local residence in securing jobs in the trade union(s). IDHS
Kankakee Community College IDES
Ongoing
Conversion of George Washington Carver School (Cultural Center / Tourist Center - ASRI with U of I) Establish Tourism Center for cultural awareness based on historical background of community as tied to the underground railroad. IDHS
University of Illinois
ASRI
IDCCA
Ongoing
Development of Strategic Plan to Complete Road Development Met with Secretary Adams, Secretary Martin, Mr. Threadgill of IDOT and Mr. Bobo, Pembroke Road Commissioner IDOT
Kankakee County Road Department of Transportation
Ongoing
Enhancement of Telecommunications System Establish area-wide telecommunication network. Lt. Gov's Office - Digital Workforce Education Society Ongoing
Expansion of Electrical Power Service Residence will have access to electrical power service as determined by community needs. Lt. Gov's Office and Governor's Office Ongoing
Kankakee County Solid Waste Initiative Once the RFP is complete, it will be advertised and the County will have responses to review with the State on funding. Estimated cost of project is $20M. Federal funding estimated at $3M, with remaining balance possibly coming from the State. County will DCEO
Kankakee County / GCD
Ongoing
Oral History Collection & Curriculum Development Possible collaboration with UIC / ASRI (African Science Research Institute) Illinois Humanities Council University of Illinois Chicago African Science Research Institute Ongoing
Pembroke Township Zip Code Expansion & Census Modification Data from informal census count to be analyzed. Next steps to be determined. US Census Bureau USPS
Congressional and State legislators to support necessary changes
Pembroke Residents South Suburban Faith-Based Coalition, headed by New Faith Baptist Church
IDHS
Ongoing
Water Testing Initiative Establish water-testing plan to check the quality of water for the community. IDPH
KCHD
EPA
DCEO
Ongoing
Affordable Housing Establish HUD / IHDA affordable housing plan for residence of Pembroke. DCEO
IHDA
HUD
Ongoing
Painting of All Playground Equipment at Martin Luther King Park ML King Park equipment, fencing, etc. in playground painted. Statewide Collaboration Complete
Business Development (Industrial Park) Establish basic businesses in the community, such as grocery store, laundry mat, banking, gas station, etc. DCEO
Credit Union One Shore Bank
IFF
IDHS
Ongoing
Community Emergency Response Team Training Set-up community response team for emergencies that the residences have experienced. IEMA Ongoing
Development & Installation of Natural Gas Lines Determine community over all needs and capacity for residence being able to have natural gas lines installed. Lt. Gov's Office Ongoing
Baseball and Summer Camp Establish baseball and summer camp for Teen Reach youth from local community and other parts of the State. IDHS
DCEO
Cubs Baseball Team
Ongoing
Development of Hazmat Response Team to Include Pembroke Township Local Fire District personnel will be provided emergency training for Hazmat Response Team. IEMA Ongoing
Enhancement of Sewage Treatment System Repairer / restore existing sewer system to full capacity and reliability. Expand service to include additional residence. EPA
Lt. Gov's Office DCEO
Ongoing
Enhancement of Wastewater & Water Supply Plant Inspect existing wastewater / sewer and water supply system. Restore / repair and set-up fiscal and maintenance systems for functioning operational unit. DCEO
USDA
IDPA
EPA
Ongoing
Enhancement of Water & Sewer System Grant funding to be actively sought from the US Department of Agriculture and the Nature Conservancy. Aqua Illinois remains amenable to financing roughly half of the expected project cost if the other half can be secured in grant funding. DCEO
Local Leadership
Ongoing
Fire District Services & Infrastructure Establish fully trained and up-to-date fire district. IEMA
State Fire Marshall
Ongoing
Healthcare & Preventive Service Expansion / Hiring of Three Local Healthcare Staff Adequate healthcare for normal and emergency needs. IDPA Ongoing
Implementation of a Structural Ironworkers Apprenticeship Program Will have local residence apply, take apprenticeship training and prepare for job offer after graduation. DCEO
Kankakee Community College
Ongoing
Implementation of County-Wide Tire Recycling / Composting Facility Establish business for the community. DCEO Ongoing
Increased Healthcare Resources Provide adequate healthcare material and other necessary resources for the community through specific funding opportunities. IDHS / CH&P Ongoing
Law Enforcement Services & Infrastructure Reinstate adequate policing for the community. ISP
Kankakee County Sheriff
Ongoing
Public Transportation Establish reliable transportation for seniors, disabled persons and others for the community. IDOT
Jitney Transportation
Ongoing
Recreational Activities for Residents (Youth and Seniors) Have established weekly programs for youth and adults. IDHS / CH&P
Local Residents
Ongoing
Support Services & Job Training for Ex-Offenders Establish program for local people in the community with prior criminal record. IDHS
IDOC
Kankakee Community College
Ongoing
Pembroke Job Fair 95 residents attended; 31 tested for jobs at Shapiro Mental Health & 18 placements to-date; 2 placements at DHS' Office of Rehabilitation Services; 24 additional placements with other employers; 40 in Employment & Training Case Management Programs. Kankakee Community College IDES
IDHS
DCFS
CMS
Complete
Conversion of Nestle's Plant Re-open Nestle's Plant for creating jobs and building the local economy. DCEO
JW Holdings
CFCS
Ongoing
Pembroke Holiday Gift Giving The South Suburban Faith-Based Coalition, headed-up by New Faith Baptist Church & Coca-Cola sponsored gifts for all children at Lorenzo School and Momence School (a total of 524 gifts). DHS / TEAM Illinois also sponsored backpacks, school supplies and some Local Leadership South Suburban Faith-Based Coalition
IDHS
Complete
Advanced Workshops on Grant Writing & Capacity Building Grant Administration conducted Program Development and Grant Writing workshops. They will follow-up with individuals and organizations to assist as needed and to insure that all grant applications are submitted correctly. IDHS Ongoing
Placement of New Road Markers / Signage Signs designated were placed on various roads throughout community. IDOT
Illinois Toll way Authority
Complete
Preparatory Workshops for Pembroke Job Fair 70 residents participated in the following workshops: networking for employment, dressing for success, presentation skills, job application skills, basic interviewing skills, writing a cover letter, resume development with completed resume for each participant Kankakee Community College IDES Complete
Provision of a Third Child Safety Seat Check and Car Seat Giveaway 19 vehicles were inspected; 18 car seats were given away. ISP Complete
Provision of Additional Child Safety Seat Checks 20 additional child seats were inspected and 12 devices were replaced. ISP Complete
Provision of Funding to Hire Four Local Employees for Pembroke Highway Division Recruited and hired local individuals for work by IDOT. IDOT
IDES
Complete
Provision of Water Testing Kits to Pembroke Residents IDPH provided necessary instructions and testing kits for residence. IDPH Complete
Rehab & Painting of All Picnic Shelters at Martin Luther King Park All items listed for rehab and painting completed. Statewide Collaboration Complete
Rehab of Bathroom Facilities at Martin Luther King Park New plumbing, toilets, building painted, sinks, soap dispensers, toilet paper holders, signs for gender designation installed. IDHS Complete
Rehab of Stage at Martin Luther King Park Rehab of Martin Luther King Park stage and painting of existing building cover(s) for event gatherings. Installed electrical upgrades as needed for stage and buildings. IDHS Complete
Senior Citizen Support Service Enhancement $1,000 in grants funding to meet emergency needs of grandparents raising grandchildren, including clothing, utilities and food. $2,000 in start-up funds for a Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group. IDoA Complete
Road-Side Clean-Up Roadside clean up began late spring and included all areas within the 56-mile area as designated by the local road commissioner. Completed August 2004. IDOT spent more than $10,000 to haul trash and labor. IDOT
IDOC
Complete
Pembroke Health Fair 25 dental screenings, 34 flu shots, 60 glucose screenings; workshops on Aids Education & Services to the Physically & Mentally Challenged were conducted; Health Fair will be an annual event. Riverside Healthcare Health Facilities Authority Complete
Settlement of Major EPA Lawsuit Lawsuit resolved. EPA Complete
Teen Reach Program / Summer Youth Program(s) Hopkins Park / Pembroke Steering Committee members approved local community proposal for grant funding program. Ongoing
Youth Speak Talk Show Approximately 35 Pembroke youth in attendance to speak about their needs in the community. IDHS Complete
Training & Licensure for Daycare Providers In a capacity building and economic development effort, two Pembroke childcare providers were extensively trained and licensed through the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. DCFS Complete
Town Hall Discussion & Long-Term Planning Related to Critical Health Issues in Pembroke Access to healthcare, lack of dental services, mental health issues, and cancer / cardiovascular diseases were discussed. IDPH Complete
Shredding of More Than 55,000 Environmentally Hazardous Tires 300 tires picked up from homes; 1,900 tires shredded during resource fair; 55,000 tires shredded at various tire dumps. EPA Complete
Temporary Display of African-American History Exhibit The display was on loan from the State in connection with Black History month. Pembroke Township Hall had the exhibit on display for all to view. Illinois Historic Preservation Agency Complete
Technological Infrastructure for Mayoral Staff Six new computers, one fax machine, and technological assistance provided. IDHS
MIS
Complete
Technical Assistance to Pembroke Library DHS & the U of I Extension Office are providing ongoing technical assistance to the Pembroke Township Library in an effort to reinstate the accreditation of the library. In the interim (of official reinstatement), DHS and U of I are working with regional l IDHS
University of Illinois Extension
Complete
Six Miles of Road Repair / Aggregates $50,000 materials grant to resurface six miles of road. Recommendation submitted to IDOT Secretary Martin for an additional $1.9 million for completion of specific road repair projects. IDOT Complete
Three-Day Service Enrollment Fair Approximately 500 attended; 39 car safety seat checks; distribution of 18 new car seats and 120 booster seats; 15 applicants for subsidized childcare; 19 applicants for cash, medical & food stamps. Statewide Collaboration Complete
Sewage System Upgrade to Protect Private Property and Water Supply Temporary measures provided to protect private property and water supply. However, water and sewer system will need revaluation along with proper maintenance. EPA Complete
Savanna
Family / Youth Mentoring / Youth Activities Implement Family and Youth Mentoring. Successfully conducted Summer Youth Employment Program for 43 youth, Summer 06 DHS, CCYNetwork, FBI Committee Ongoing
Job Training and Development Approx. 20 placed in jobs to-date IDES Ongoing
Minority Programs Establishment of Minority Outreach Program Liaison
SVN
IDHS Latino Affairs
Canceled
Savanna Depot Redevelopment Potential of Minimum of 10, Maximum of 150-200 Jobs. Savanna Depot Technologies declared bankruptcy in 06 DCEO
SCC
EDC
IDES
LRA
DNR
Savanna Depot Techno Corp
US Army
Ongoing
Schools, City Infrastructure Improve Main Structure Resurfacing Completed in October 2004 by IDOT. 5 Year Infrastructure plan rough draft completed. Schools consolidated with 2 other cities. SVN working with City to address infrastructure needs / solutions IDOT
DCEO
EPA
ISBE
City of Savanna
SVN
Liaison
Ongoing
Transportation Lack SVN to assign to Infract Com SVN Canceled
Sexual Assault, Abuse, Homeless Prevention Increased awareness New Front Door Provider contract award of $3000. SVN Homeless Prevention effort to coincide with Riverfront Redevelopment DCFS
Riverview Center IDHS
Ongoing
Tech Assist, -Grant Writing, Training Build Grant Writing capacity. Successful workshop sponsored by Summer Youth in Aug 06 IDHS
IIRA
DCFS
Complete
Faith Based Initiatives Hands of Hope established independent of Interfaith Council, New Front Door provider established IDHS
City Churches, Hands of Hope (Mike Wey)
Complete
Implement Youth Speak Issues Plan Implementation of weekly Youth Entrep Program. Two temporary / part-time businesses established and 4 Poetry and Writing Workshops held Sinissippi, Fairweather
SCA
SVN
IDHS
WCSEC
Complete
Senior Services Grants thru 06 / 04, CCSS approved medical transportation provider Aging, Carroll County Senior Center (Dorthea Rahn) Ongoing
Expansion of Adult Learning Services Expanded Adult Education Offerings in Savanna by local colleges Highland Comm. College
University of Illinois Extension
SVN
Ongoing
Drug Awareness Increased awareness of Meth and other Substance abuse issues. Carroll County Substance Education Coalition NFP established and running successfully ISP
CCSEC
Carroll City Sheriff Savanna Police Sinissippi Centers Circuit Judges
Ongoing
Child Care Expansion 24 hour child care DCFS
SVN
IDHS
Big Meadows
Ongoing
Business Dev / Retention SVN to have permanent committee in place. Agreement to explore. Look at funding possibilities. Carroll County Ethanol LLC filed for Air Permit Sept 06. A 900 Acre Bio-Energy Research and Resource facility is under development SVN
Jo-Carroll LR
YEP
Savanna Chamber, US Army
Ongoing
Tourism, Community Promotion, Grand Excursion 2004 (completed) Grand Excursion a success. Committees reviewing and implementing additional methods of promoting Savanna i.e. Rec'd $82,000 DNR Grant for public boat docks, completion of new Marina entrance, initiation of main street beautification. Riverfront Redevelopment DCEO
SVN Tourism Coordinator
CCEDC
Liaison,
Savanna Chamber DNR
Lt. Governor's Office
Ongoing
Thomson Prison Definitive answer from DOC on Open or Not. If not, plan for alternative uses. Prison opened Fall '06 Prison Focus Group, IDOC
TI Liaison
SVN
Complete
Re-open WIC Facility. Establish County Health Dept. Carroll County Health Dept. established, Transition WIC processing to Carroll City IDPH
IDHS
Carroll City
Complete
Entrepreneurship Program 2nd Semester completed, 16 enrollees, 6 graduates, 2 mentorship, and on-going collaboration with community NFP. 1st Semester completed for Accredited 16 week program with 15 Enrollees, 4 graduates, 2 youth part-time businesses started IDHS
Sinissippi Centers, Inc (SCI) Fairweather Consulting
SVN
West Carroll Substance Education Coalition
Complete
Computers, Books, for schools and community organizations 20 computers delivered to High School. 40 Desks IDHS (MIS), CMS Complete
Bike Path 2.03 miles of uncompleted path will complete 20 miles of Great River Trail Bike Path. Will enhance tourism. IDNR
IDOT
SVN
Governor's office
Ongoing
After-school Poetry & Writing Program, Cultural Events and Programs Implementation of weekly Poetry / Writing Programs and Art Classes. Established Savanna Historical Society and Savanna Civil War Museum IAC
IDHS
SCArts
SVN
Savanna Historical Society
Ongoing
Teen Pregnancy and Single Mother Program Program need verified. CCHD to run program DCFS
IDHS
CCHD
Complete
Venice
Increase pay and personnel in Police and Fire Depts. Enhance Municipal City of Venice Open
Review and re-direct tax dollars going into surrounding communities and county Enhance Municipal Open
Convert trash collection system to rolling containers. Enhance Municipal EPA Ongoing
Stop trash burning Enhance Municipal City of Venice Ongoing
City Information Center City Information Center DCEO Ongoing
State agencies to review minority hiring related to Venice Economical Development All State Agencies Open
State agencies Job Fairs Economical Development IDES Ongoing
Business Incubator Tri-City Regional Port District have Business Incubator available for all citizens of Venice DCEO Complete
Assist in attracting home manufacturing plant to Venice Economical Development DCEO Ongoing
Residential Subdivision Met with IDHA, Madison County Housing Department to discuss housing development in Venice IDHA Ongoing
Attract small businesses, bank, restaurant Team Venice has met to discuss strategies to draw new business to Venice DCEO Ongoing
Redevelop idle manufacturing and mining properties (I.e. coal mine) Economical Development DCEO Ongoing
Participate in planning and development of Rt 3 / McKinley Bridge business corridor The"North Star" corridor Economic Alliance Collaboration Agreement is ongoing study for redevelopment Venice, Brooklyn and unincorporated Eagle Park Acres IDOT Ongoing
Upgrade Library Educational System Improvement Sec of State Open
School district needs to establish relationship with a university Ongoing discuss have been conduct with SIU-E and Lincoln HS Charter School ISBE Ongoing
Review of existing educational system and facilities Educational System Improvement ISBE Open
Need for Adult Education Program Need for Adult Education Program IDHS Open
Improve and develop city parks and program offerings Improve and develop city parks and program offerings DCEO Ongoing
Need for Youth Programs (I.e. Youth Police Academy) Governor Youth Summer Employment Program ISP Ongoing
Youths congregating on city street corners Youth Programs IDHS Ongoing
Youth Programs Playground Equipments & Park Improvement - KaBOOM! $80,000.00 IDHS Complete
EPA tests for soil, water, abandoned structures EPA tests for soil, water, abandoned structures EPA Open
Check into reported flooding, sewage backups etc. / Needs assessment Infrastructure Improvement IDPH Open
Coal mine dust hazard / air pollution Infrastructure Improvement EPA Open
Pollution from uncovered truck traffic Pollution from uncovered truck traffic EPA Complete
Sewer upgrades Replacing the old four inch cast iron water line in the middle of route 3 and 12, Tri-City Port District est. cost is $665,850.00 DCEO Ongoing
Infrastructure Improvements Road resurfacing IDOT Ongoing
Abandoned building removal Madison County has a grant program for removal abandon buildings DCEO Complete
Computer in every home Working with CMS concerns surplus computers IDHS Ongoing
Back to School Celebration Back to School Collaboration between the Urban League and Team Illinois $1,500.00 IDHS Complete
Venice Public Library Improvement The Venice Public Library needs the following: Book (e.g. black historians, educational), computers and software, lighting, roof repair, wall repair and painting, new furnace, color printer, DVD movies IDHS Open