(AP) -- More than two dozen volunteer programs across Illinois are getting an $8.4 million boost
from the federal government.
The money will help 29 programs with 1,200
volunteers under the AmeriCorps umbrella. They operate from Chicago
to Peoria to Marion.
Gov. Pat Quinn's office said Tuesday that
the programs offer such services as tutoring at-risk youth, preparing
communities for emergencies and building connections between immigrants and
Quinn says 2.8 million Illinois residents volunteer nearly 400
million hours each year