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Blue Island Awarded $200,000 Cleanup Grant for 119th St Project

On 5/8/2009, USEPA announced 2009 Brownfields Grant Award winners. Included in this year’s awards is the Brownfields Cleanup Grant Proposal Blue Island submitted last Fall for $200,000 to help offset redevelopment costs at the former landfill at 119th/Vincennes. A copy of the draft proposal remains available for public review at the Community Development Department (2nd Floor, City Hall). Please contact the ... Read More »

Get Involved & Earn $50 for Urban Evacuation Study

[Para el Español chasque aquí] Sponsored by The National Science FoundationThe Center for Neighborhood Technology, University of Southern California and Virginia Tech University are studying how people travel during emergencies.  They are looking for volunteers who are willing to talk about possible travel plans and routes in the unlikely event that a general evacuation ever becomes necessary. The study will take ... Read More »

RFP-Cultural Heritage Branding & Marketing Plan

We appreciate the responses to our Cultural Heritage Branding & Marketing Plan RFP.  We are in the process of confirming selection of an appropriate comany.  This project is possible through Preserve America funding.  Click here to download the RFP document. Read More »

Request For Proposals – 2008 Brownfields Assessment Grant

The City of Blue Island received two 2008 USEPA Brownfields Assessment Grants for Hazardous & Petroelum sites. The City is posting an RFP for Environmental Engineering Services to assist the City with the environmental work regarding these grants. Please read more about it on our Community Development Page Read More »

Chamber Business of the Year Award Winners

On Thursday January 15, the Blue Island Chamber of Commerce and Industry presented its awards for Man, Woman and Business of the Year. Congratulations to this year’s winners who include: Business of the Year:  A&R Security Woman of the Year:   Cathe Adamski (Flowers By Cathe) Man of the Year:         Don Peloquin (Mayor of Blue Island) The Mayor, along with MetroSouth ... Read More »