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Cash Targeted for Road Repaving, Playgrounds in Northwest Side's 36th Ward

By Alex Nitkin | November 2, 2016 8:39am
 The 36th Ward will dedicate the majority of its participatory budget funding to re-paving roads, Ald. Gilbert Villegas announced.
The 36th Ward will dedicate the majority of its participatory budget funding to re-paving roads, Ald. Gilbert Villegas announced.
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CHICAGO — The 36th Ward will dedicate the majority of its participatory budget funding to re-paving roads, Ald. Gilbert Villegas announced.

More than a thousand residents offered their preferences during the two-week voting period, marking a 35 percent uptick from the previous round of participatory budgeting, according to numbers released by the alderman.

• Of the million-plus dollars in question, $550,000 will go toward re-paving roads across the ward.

• A combined $140,000 will go toward traffic safety in Hermosa; the basketball court at Blackhawk Park, 2348 N. Lavergne Ave., and the playground at Chicago Academy Elementary School, 3400 N. Austin Ave.

• $50,000 will be dedicated toward "school safety."

• A combined $175,000 will be split between the athletic facilities at Steinmetz College Prep, 3030 N. Mobile Ave., and Bell Park, 3020 N. Oak Park Ave.

• Finally, $145,000 will go toward the playground at Reinberg Elementary School, 3425 N. Major Ave., as well as "traffic safety." 

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