Nearly 90 parks across the state are getting a share of $28.9 million in grants to support open space land acquisition, including one locally. Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office announced the grants that will fund projects in 29 different counties. In Bunker Hill, $199,400 has been set aside for improvements at Mae Meissner Whitaker Park.

DNR Spokesman Ed Cross says the grants come from the Open Space Land Acquisition and Redevelopment Program.

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OSLAD Grants have funded more than 1,700 park projects in the state over the last 30 years.

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