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The Peoria office of the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center’s work to assist small business growth is being rewarded with a grant.

Illinois is receiving more than $110 million in federal grants to help prevent and respond to terrorism and other emergencies.

Fire departments across Illinois are receiving nearly $2.7 million in federal grants to help pay for equipment and training.

The city of Chicago is receiving $14.8 million in federal grants to provide treatment to low-income people with HIV.

Urbana Mayor Defends City's "Sanctuary" Status

Mar 29, 2017
Jeff Bossert / Illinois Public Radio

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions renewed the call this week to strip so-called ‘sanctuary cities’ of some federal funding, but Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing questions whether that would be legal.

City leaders reaffirmed Urbana’s 30-year old status as a sanctuary city late last year…offering some protections to those living in the country illegally.

Prussing says she’s confident that the Trump Administration can’t withhold federal grant funds… saying Urbana’s sanctuary measure was prepared with solid legal advice:

Four Illinois community health centers are receiving a combined $4.9 million in federal grants to provide services in areas where there are barriers to affordable, quality health care.  U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth say the Department of Health and Human Services grants will go to centers in Cook, Lake and Peoria counties.

Illinois' senior U.S. senator, Dick Durbin, is raising questions about President-elect Donald Trump's pick for attorney general. Durbin met yesterday with nominee and fellow Senator Jeff Sessions.  Durbin, a Democrat, says his first priority was to ask Sessions about violence in Chicago. There were 762 murders reported there last year.