Winnebago County receives $1.2 million in grants from Department of Justice

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WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. (WTVO) — There is good news for Winnebago County, as grant funding is on the way for some criminal justice improvements.

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced the more than $1 million in grants. The funds come for the U.S. Department of Justice.

$714,808 will go towards expanding hours for the county’s Resource Intervention Center, and just under $455,331 will go towards the Northern Illinois District’s Project Safe Neighborhoods task force.

In addition, $75,107 will go towards improvements to the county’s Juvenile Detention Center.

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