Major Utility Company Grants Could Improve Community Safety

Sep 25, 2015

Grants from a utility company will help communities in northern Illinois improve safety.

Credit ComEd / Wikipedia

Concerned about storms that have ripped through the area, the City of Harvard will use its grant to replace outdated warning sirens.

The Village of Kingston will acquire a speed detector to enhance safety on the state highway that runs through town and the local grade-school zone. Two other recipients will get automated external defibrillators, also known as AEDs.

The Village of Fox Lake will get six units to be used by emergency response vehicles of the police, public works and water departments. The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office will acquire seven AEDs with cases for patrol squad cars.

The grants – for a maximum of $10,000 each – are funded by ComEd and administered by the National Safety Council.