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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS — Literacy programs within the 27th District will receive $235,000 in combined state grants, thanks to support from State Senator Ann Gillespie.

“Literacy programs equip individuals of all ages with the essential skills they need to succeed,” said Gillespie (D-Arlington Heights). “This funding will help support these valuable programs as they continue to provide local residents with access to high-quality learning opportunities.”

The Illinois Secretary of State’s office awarded $150,000 to Township High School District 214 for adult volunteer and family literacy programs, and $85,000 to The Center for literacy programs. Grants will support programs that assist learners in enhancing their reading, writing, math and English-language skills.

More information about statewide library grants can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.