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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is giving Peoria County $5.6 million to remove dangerous lead paint from homes.

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GALESBURG - Communities across Illinois are receiving a combined $13.7 million to reduce hazards from lead-based paint in low-income housing.

A housing report shows that more than 1,300 health and safety issues remain at two public housing complexes in southern Illinois.