Aurora, IL - Receives Grant to Light Alleys and Strengthen Neighborhoods

This is great news!

Alleyways in Aurora will be brighter thanks to a grant from ComEd and the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus.

The City of Aurora received a $10,000 grant from the ComEd Powering Safe Communities program to purchase more than 100 LED solar-powered, motion-sensor lights to be installed on garages and back yards in neighborhoods where there are no light poles.
 
These lights will be presented to Aurora neighborhood groups in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th wards, who will distribute them to their members.
 
The lights will be installed, for free, by volunteers at Rebuilding Together Aurora.

For more information, see News Release Below.

 
NEWS RELEASE
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
 
Contact:
Cheryl Maraffio | Neighborhood Groups
630.256.3327 | cmaraffio@aurora-il.org 
AURORA RECEIVES GRANT TO LIGHT ALLEYS
 AND STRENGTHEN NEIGHBORHOODS
 AURORA, ILAlleyways in Aurora will be brighter thanks to a grant from ComEd and the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus.
 
The City of Aurora received a $10,000 grant from the ComEd Powering Safe Communities program to purchase more than 100 LED solar-powered, motion-sensor lights to be installed on garages and back yards in neighborhoods where there are no light poles. These lights will be presented to Aurora neighborhood groups in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th wards, who will distribute them to their members.
 
The lights will be installed, for free, by volunteers at Rebuilding Together Aurora.
 
"On behalf of Aurora, I thank ComEd and my colleagues of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus for this grant. It will literally help to make our community shine brighter," said Mayor Tom Weisner. "This is a true team effort between our aldermen, neighborhood groups, community partners and City staff. When we all join together to solve an issue at hand, we quite often succeed."
 
Grant funds also will be used to produce thousands of brochures entitled "Keeping Our Neighborhoods Safe and Neighborly," compiled by the Neighborhood Group Support Program. The brochures provide information on how to join or create a Neighborhood Group in Aurora, tips on neighborhood improvement and pertinent information on being a good neighbor.   
 
Aurora is one of 23 communities in ComEd's service area to receive the Powering Safe Communities award.
 
The Neighborhood Group Support Team can be contacted at 630-256-3327 or neighborhoodsupport@aurora-il.org.
     
 
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