Cook County officials announced on Wednesday, Feb. 1, nearly $16 million in funding for the Climate Resiliency Planning in Communities Program, an initiative led by the county’s Department of Environment and Sustainability (DES), to improve climate resiliency in five suburban Cook County communities over the next four years.
“We know the climate is changing and communities hit hardest are those which have already faced generations of disinvestment. Reacting to frequent storms, intense heat waves and other devastating impacts can be dangerous and costly. It is imperative that communities build resiliency so they are stronger in the . . .