Several Illinois communities will get nearly $5 million in grants to reduce the amount of pollution running into the state's waterways.
They're called Green Infrastructure Grants and entities apply in 1 of 3 categories - combined sewer overflow, storm retention and infiltration, and small projects.
The money was announced Thursday by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
More than a dozen communities and entities will get the grants.
They include the city of Joliet, which is getting $820,000 for footing tile separation program, and the city of Danville, which will receive $750,000 for a high school campus improvement project.