Economic Development Program grants
IDOT has announced the availability of assistance through the Economic Development Program (EDP) for roadway improvements or new construction that are necessary for access to new or expanding industrial, manufacturing, or distribution type companies. Visit the EDP website
GreenTown Will County
Seven Generations Ahead and a5 Inc. are hosting the annual GreenTown conference
on October 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Joliet Junior College (Renaissance Center, 214 N. Ottawa St., Joliet). The conference brings public and private sector implementers together to share best practices in creating healthy, sustainable communities. Register here
Reducing Water Loss Workshop
The Illinois Section of the American Water Works Association is hosting a Water Loss – Best Practices and Los Control Workshop
on October 31 from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the Lombard Village Hall (255 E. Wilson, Lombard). This workshop will review water loss practices, financial implications, and various auditing methods.
UIC The Future of City Design discussion
The University of Illinois at Chicago's College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
will host The Future of City Design
, a discussion and reception focusing on the future of cities and the future role of design in cities, communities, and urban environments. This discussion will be held on Friday, October 19, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the College of Urban Planning and Urban Affairs (412 S. Peoria St., Chicago). Professor Emily Talen from the University of Chicago and Professor Aseem Inam from Cardiff University will moderate.
Garfield Farm Museum Harvest Days
The Garfield Farm and Inn Museum
will host Harvest Days on Sunday, October 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will highlight the ongoing restoration of the 1906 dairy barn and 1913 silo as visitors step back in time to experience farm life before the advent of modern technology. In addition to the barn and silo restoration, demonstrations of farm and household skills including crop harvesting and candle- and soap-making, as well as tours of the 1846 brick inn and prairie, will be ongoing. More information here
Take the household travel survey
The My Daily Travel survey asks households in northeastern Illinois to report how they get from place to place in our region. The resulting data will help ensure that computer models of traffic flow are accurate so transportation investments can be based on sound analysis. The survey helps our region meet federal requirements and remain eligible for federal transportation funding. Sign up at www.mydailytravel.com/cmap
or by calling 1-855-981-7286 to sign up by phone -- and we encourage Weekly Update readers to help us spread the word
. Households that complete the survey will earn $50.