Jesse White awards more than $11 million to public libraries


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Press release submitted by Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White


Jesse White awards more than $11 million in Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grants

Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded Fiscal Year 2013 Illinois Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grants totaling $11.9 million to 611 public libraries serving almost 12 million patrons.

"I am extremely proud of the outstanding service Illinois' public libraries provide to our communities," White said. "Our libraries are the best and most reliable information resource available to citizens, and I am pleased to be able to provide these grants each year."

Some of the valuable services public libraries provide include:
• Free Internet access
• Books, magazines, newspapers, CDs and DVDs
• Audiobooks and eBooks
• Interlibrary loan service (Items can be obtained from other libraries.)
• Reference services such as homework assistance
• Social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter and text messaging
• After school and summer programming for children
• Book clubs where patrons read and discuss a particular book
• Multicultural programming and translation services
• Special programs and services for senior citizens, such as tax return assistance and how to use computers and email
• Space for voter registration and organ donor drives
• Meeting rooms for important community events

Per Capita Grant funding is authorized under Illinois library law and helps ensure that public libraries have some of the resources they need for expenses such as materials, personnel, equipment, electronic access, telecommunications and technology. Equalization Aid Grants help certain public libraries that have a low library tax base, and ensure a minimum level of funding for library services.

(A list of libraries receiving grants is enclosed.)


Abingdon John Mosser Public Library District $3,410.77
Addison Addison Public Library $37,963.45
Albion Albion Public Library $2,042.97
Aledo Mercer Carnegie Public Library District $4,959.44
Algonquin Algonquin Area Public Library District $41,937.37
Alsip Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library District $22,896.04
Altamont Altamont Public Library $2,383.12
Alton Hayner Public Library District $50,739.19
Altona Ransom Memorial Public Library $791.29
Amboy Pankhurst Memorial Library $2,569.13
Andalusia Andalusia Township Library $2,362.57
Anna Stinson Memorial Public Library District $14,456.98
Annawan Hooppole Library District $343.24
Annawan Annawan-Alba Township Library $1,368.83
Antioch Antioch Public Library District $26,832.97
Arcola Arcola Public Library District $5,487.65
Arlington Heights Arlington Heights Memorial Library $77,177.54
Arthur Arthur Public Library District $5,771.28
Ashland Prairie Skies Public Library District $7,707.38
Ashley Ashley Public Library District $1,959.73
Ashton Mills & Petrie Memorial Library and Gymnasium $998.88
Assumption Assumption Public Library District $1,909.37
Astoria Astoria Public Library District $2,160.12
Athens Athens Municipal Library $2,042.97
Atkinson Atkinson Public Library District $1,526.06
Atlanta Atlanta Public Library District $2,346.12
Atwood Atwood-Hammond Public Library District $2,676.00
Auburn Auburn Public Library $4,902.92
Augusta Greater West Central Public Library District $4,861.81
Aurora Aurora Public Library $203,370.91
Barrington Barrington Public Library District $45,377.94
Barry Barry Public Library $1,354.44
Bartlett Bartlett Public Library District $38,593.40
Bartonville Alpha Park Public Library District $29,222.26
Batavia Batavia Public Library District $27,296.44
Beardstown Beardstown Houston Memorial Public Library $6,292.30
Beecher Beecher Community Library District $6,826.68
Belleville Belleville Public Library $45,707.82
Bellwood Bellwood Public Library $19,598.31
Belvidere Ida Public Library $26,292.43
Bement Bement Public Library District $2,465.33
Benld Frank Bertetti Benld Public Library $1,599.02
Bensenville Bensenville Community Public Library District $22,000.96
Benton Benton Public Library District $13,001.83
Berkeley Berkeley Public Library $5,353.03
Berwyn Berwyn Public Library $58,223.57
Bethalto Bethalto Public Library District $16,265.64
Bethany Marrowbone Public Library District $2,701.69
Biggsville Henderson County Public Library District $7,533.70
Blandinsville Blandinsville-Hire Library District $2,300.91
Bloomingdale Bloomingdale Public Library $22,626.80
Bloomington Golden Prairie Public Library District $8,412.34
Bloomington Bloomington Public Library $78,728.27
Blue Island Blue Island Public Library $24,361.47
Blue Mound Blue Mound Memorial Library District $2,514.66
Bluffs Bluffs Public Library $734.77
Bolingbrook Fountaindale Public Library District $69,554.43
Bourbonnais Bourbonnais Public Library District $24,912.29
Bradford Bradford Public Library District $1,700.76
Bradley Bradley Public Library District $13,662.61
Braidwood Fossil Ridge Public Library District $15,212.30
Breese Breese Public Library $4,564.82
Bridgeview Bridgeview Public Library $16,900.73
Brighton Brighton Memorial Public Library $2,316.32
Brimfield Brimfield Public Library District $4,044.83
Brookfield Brookfield Public Library $19,502.74
Brussels South County Public Library District $1,373.97
Buda Mason Memorial Public Library $552.88
Buffalo Tri-City Public Library District $3,752.98
Bunker Hill Bunker Hill Public Library District $4,388.07
Burbank Prairie Trails Public Library District $30,861.36
Bureau Leepertown Township Public Library $374.06
Bushnell Bushnell Public Library District $4,554.54
Byron Byron Public Library District $8,209.90
Cahokia Cahokia Public Library District $15,662.41
Cairo Cairo Public Library $2,909.28
Calumet City Calumet City Public Library $38,066.21
Calumet Park Calumet Park Public Library $8,051.64
Cambridge Cambridge Public Library District $3,089.12
Canton Parlin-Ingersoll Public Library $15,110.57
Carbondale Carbondale Public Library $26,618.19
Carlinville Carlinville Public Library $6,080.61
Carlock Carlock Public Library District $2,984.30
Carlyle Case-Halstead Public Library $3,371.72
Carmi Carmi Public Library $5,384.89
Carol Stream Carol Stream Public Library $40,809.01
Carrier Mills Carrier Mills-Stonefort Public Library District $2,805.48
Carrollton Carrollton Public Library $2,552.68
Carterville Anne West Lindsay District Library $11,621.69
Carthage Carthage Public Library District $4,367.51
Cary Cary Area Public Library District $29,025.97
Casey Casey Township Library $4,067.44
Caseyville Caseyville Public Library District $4,903.95
Catlin Catlin Public Library District $3,391.25
Centralia Centralia Regional Library District $29,937.50
Centreville Centreville Public Library $5,455.79 $12,503.37
Cerro Gordo Hope Welty Public Library District $3,514.56
Chadwick Chadwick Public Library District $1,119.11
Champaign Champaign Public Library $83,296.17
Channahon Three Rivers Public Library District $27,335.49
Charleston Charleston Carnegie Public Library $22,441.82
Chatham Chatham Area Public Library District $15,995.37
Chatsworth Chatsworth Township Library $1,403.77
Chenoa Chenoa Public Library District $2,131.35
Cherry Valley Cherry Valley Public Library District $16,450.62
Chester Chester Public Library $8,823.40
Chicago Chicago Public Library $2,770,131.28
Chicago Heights Chicago Heights Free Public Library $31,113.13
Chicago Ridge Chicago Ridge Public Library $14,700.53
Chillicothe Chillicothe Public Library District $13,919.52
Chrisman Chrisman Public Library $1,380.13
Christopher Christopher Public Library $2,447.86
Cicero Cicero Public Library $86,210.59
Cisco Willow Branch Township Library $862.20
Cissna Park Cissna Park Community Library District $1,876.49
Clarendon Hills Clarendon Hills Public Library $8,660.01
Clayton Clayton Public Library District $1,398.63
Clifton Clifton Public Library $1,508.59
Clifton Central Citizens' Library District $4,886.48
Coal City Coal City Public Library District $11,568.26
Coal Valley Robert R. Jones Public Library District $5,036.51
Colchester Colchester District Library $1,439.74
Colfax Martin Township Public Library $1,324.64
Collinsville Mississippi Valley Library District $36,100.32
Colona Colona District Public Library $6,832.84
Columbia Columbia Public Library $9,975.40
Cordova Cordova District Library $1,048.20
Cortland Cortland Community Library $4,388.07
Coulterville Coulterville Public Library $971.13
Cowden Dry Point Township Library $1,123.22
Creston Creston-Dement Public Library District $815.95
Crestwood Crestwood Public Library District $9,595.17
Crete Crete Public Library District $18,586.08
Creve Coeur Creve Coeur Public Library District $5,601.72
Crystal Lake Crystal Lake Public Library $41,869.54
Cuba Spoon River Library District $3,542.31
Cutler Cutler Public Library $453.19 $124.50
Danvers Danvers Township Library $1,978.23
Danville Danville Public Library $33,940.20
Darien Indian Prairie Public Library District $43,704.93
Decatur Decatur Public Library $78,226.77
Deer Creek Deer Creek District Library $1,421.24
Deerfield Deerfield Public Library $18,728.92
DeKalb DeKalb Public Library $45,247.43
Delavan Ayer Public Library District $2,806.51
Depue Selby Township Library District $2,606.12
Des Plaines Des Plaines Public Library $59,977.76
Divernon Divernon Township Library $1,551.75
Dixon Dixon Public Library $16,168.02
Dongola Dongola Public Library District $1,959.73
Downers Grove Downers Grove Public Library $49,155.58
Dunlap Dunlap Public Library District $6,784.55
Dupo Daugherty Public Library District $7,290.15
DuQuoin DuQuoin Public Library $6,277.91
Dwight Prairie Creek Public Library District $6,787.63
Earlville Earlville Public Library District $2,857.89
East Alton East Alton Public Library District $12,516.78
East Dubuque East Dubuque District Library $4,659.37
East Dundee Fox River Valley Public Library District $71,255.20
East Moline East Moline Public Library $21,891.00
East Peoria Fondulac District Library $23,383.15
East St. Louis East St. Louis Public Library $27,752.72 $43,965.61
Edwardsville Edwardsville Public Library $24,964.70
Effingham Helen Matthes Library $12,668.87
El Paso El Paso Public Library $2,887.70
Elburn Town and Country Public Library District $12,734.64
Eldorado Eldorado Memorial Public Library District $7,431.96
Elgin Gail Borden Public Library District $148,595.11
Elizabeth Elizabeth Township Library $1,141.72
Elk Grove Village Elk Grove Village Public Library $22,715.18
Elkhart Elkhart Public Library District $723.47
Elkville Rick Warren Memorial Public Library District $3,193.94
Elmhurst Elmhurst Public Library $45,340.95
Elmwood Morrison & Mary Wiley Library $2,669.83
Elmwood Park Elmwood Park Public Library $25,571.01
Erie Erie Public Library District $3,436.46
Eureka Eureka Public Library District $6,800.99
Evanston Evanston Public Library $76,545.54
Evansville Evansville Public Library $720.38
Evansville Central Public Library District $888.92
Evergreen Park Evergreen Park Public Library $20,400.91
Fairbury Dominy Memorial Library $3,860.88
Fairfield Fairfield Public Library $5,296.51
Fairmount Vance Township Library $1,086.23
Fairview Valley District Library $717.30
Fairview Heights Fairview Heights Public Library $17,550.21
Farmer City Farmer City Public Library $2,093.32
Farmersville Farmersville-Waggoner Public Library District $1,696.65
Farmington Farmington Area Library District $7,214.10
Flora Flora Public Library $5,210.19
Flossmoor Flossmoor Public Library $9,725.68
Forest Park Forest Park Public Library $14,558.72
Forreston Forreston Public Library $1,485.98
Forsyth Forsyth Public Library $3,586.50
Fox Lake Fox Lake Public Library District $25,983.10
Fox River Grove Fox River Grove Public Library District $4,428.14
Frankfort Frankfort Public Library District $31,326.88
Franklin Grove Franklin Grove Public Library $1,049.23
Franklin Park Franklin Park Public Library District $18,839.91
Freeburg Freeburg Area Library District $6,270.72
Freeport Freeport Public Library $26,346.89
Fulton Schmaling Memorial Public Library District $3,577.25
Galatia Galatia Public Library District $2,449.92
Galena Galena Public Library District $4,733.36
Galesburg Galesburg Public Library $33,085.19
Galva Galva Public Library District $3,668.71
Geneseo Geneseo Public Library District $15,037.60
Geneva Geneva Public Library District $31,348.46
Genoa Genoa Public Library District $5,336.59
Georgetown Georgetown Public Library $3,570.06
Germantown Germantown Public Library District $1,976.17
Gibson City Moyer District Library $5,551.37
Gillespie Gillespie Public Library $3,410.77
Gilman Gilman-Danforth District Library $3,115.83
Girard Girard Township Library $2,534.18
Glen Carbon Glen Carbon Centennial Library $13,291.63
Glen Ellyn Glen Ellyn Public Library $28,208.99
Glencoe Glencoe Public Library $8,964.19
Glendale Heights Glenside Public Library District $37,261.56
Glenview Glenview Public Library $45,927.73
Golconda Golconda Public Library $686.47
Granite City Six Mile Regional Library District $44,966.88
Grant Park Grant Park Public Library $1,367.80
Grayslake Grayslake Area Public Library District $28,950.96
Grayville Groff Memorial Library $1,712.06
Greenfield Greenfield Public Library $1,100.61
Greenup Greenup Township Public Library $2,479.72
Greenville Greenville Public Library $7,193.55
Gridley Gridley Public Library District $2,171.42
Gurnee Warren-Newport Public Library District $68,533.98
Hamilton Hamilton Public Library $3,032.60
Hampshire Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library District $17,129.90
Hampton Hampton Public Library District $1,914.51
Hanover Hanover Township Library $1,234.21
Harrisburg Harrisburg Public Library District $13,431.39
Harristown Harristown Public Library District $1,974.12
Hartford Hartford Public Library District $1,468.51
Harvard Harvard Diggins Library $9,708.21
Harvey Harvey Public Library District $25,981.05
Harwood Heights Eisenhower Public Library District $23,825.04
Havana Havana Public Library District $6,810.24
Hazel Crest Grande Prairie Public Library District $31,488.22
Hennepin Putnam County Public Library District $6,172.07
Henry Henry Public Library $2,532.13
Herrick Herrick Township Public Library $643.31
Herrin Herrin City Library $12,846.65
Heyworth Heyworth Public Library District $5,658.24
Highland Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library $10,193.26
Highland Park Highland Park Public Library $30,585.95
Highwood Highwood Public Library $5,554.45
Hillsboro Hillsboro Public Library $6,378.62
Hillsdale Moore Memorial Library District $730.66
Hillside Hillside Public Library $8,382.54
Hinckley Hinckley Public Library District $2,879.48
Hinsdale Hinsdale Public Library $17,280.96
Homer Homer Community Library $1,225.99
Homer Glen Homer Township Public Library District $40,138.98
Hometown Hometown Public Library $4,469.25
Homewood Homewood Public Library District $19,857.28
Homewood East Hazel Crest Library District $1,585.66
Hoopeston Hoopeston Public Library District $9,950.73
Hopkins Park Pembroke Public Library District $1,999.81
Hudson Hudson Area Public Library District $3,844.44
Huntley Huntley Area Public Library District $40,101.99
Illiopolis Illiopolis/Niantic Public Library District $2,294.74
Itasca Itasca Community Library $8,888.14
Jacksonville Jacksonville Public Library $19,983.68
Jerseyville Jerseyville Public Library $8,699.06
Johnsburg Johnsburg Public Library District $12,764.44
Johnston City Johnston City Public Library $3,640.96
Joliet Joliet Public Library $151,509.52
Jonesboro Jonesboro Public Library $1,871.35
Justice Justice Public Library District $14,086.00
Kaneville Kaneville Public Library District $1,298.95
Kankakee Limestone Township Library $5,174.22
Kankakee Kankakee Public Library $28,298.40
Kansas Kansas Community Memorial Library $1,030.73
Kenilworth Kenilworth Public Library District $2,582.48
Kewanee Kewanee Public Library District $14,655.32
Kinmundy Kinmundy Public Library $818.01
Kirkland Kirkland Public Library $1,792.22
Knoxville Knoxville Public Library $2,991.49
La Grange Park La Grange Park Public Library District $13,954.46
Lacon Lacon Public Library District $1,990.56
Ladd Ladd Public Library District $1,631.91
LaGrange LaGrange Public Library $15,979.96
LaHarpe LaHarpe Carnegie Public Library District $2,082.02
Lake Bluff Lake Bluff Public Library $5,880.21
Lake Forest Lake Forest Library $19,910.72
Lake Villa Lake Villa Public Library District $41,389.63
Lake Zurich Ela Area Public Library District $35,414.87
LaMoille LaMoille-Clarion Public Library District $1,882.65
Lanark Lanark Public Library $1,497.29
Lansing Lansing Public Library $29,114.35
LaSalle LaSalle Public Library $9,874.69
Lawrenceville Lawrence Public Library District $17,298.43
Leaf River Bertolet Memorial Library District $2,200.20
Lebanon Lebanon Public Library $4,540.16
Lemont Lemont Public Library District $22,284.59
Lena Lena Community District Library $5,447.57
Lewistown Lewistown Carnegie Public Library District $5,562.67
Lexington Lexington Public Library District $3,026.43
Libertyville Cook Memorial Public Library District $61,496.63
Lincoln Lincoln Public Library District $14,905.04
Lincolnshire Vernon Area Public Library District $42,190.17
Lincolnwood Lincolnwood Public Library District $12,938.11
Lisle Lisle Library District $29,292.14
Litchfield Litchfield Public Library District $9,240.63
Loda A. Herr Smith & E.E. Smith Library $1,501.40
Lombard Helen M. Plum Memorial Public Library District $44,589.73
Loves Park North Suburban Public Library District $72,335.26
Lovington Lovington Public Library District $1,893.96
Lynwood Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library District $18,473.04
Lyons Lyons Public Library $11,025.66
Mackinaw Mackinaw District Public Library $5,375.64
Macomb Macomb Public Library District $19,821.31
Macon South Macon Public Library District $2,325.57
Madison Madison Public Library $3,998.59
Mahomet Mahomet Public Library District $12,972.03
Malta Malta Township Public Library $1,652.46
Manhattan Manhattan-Elwood Public Library District $13,530.04
Manito Forman Valley Public Library District $6,483.44
Mansfield Blue Ridge Township Public Library $1,520.92
Manteno Manteno Public Library District $12,775.74
Maple Park Maple Park Public Library District $1,753.17
Maquon Maquon Public Library District $1,787.08
Marengo Marengo-Union Public Library District $14,318.25
Marion Marion Carnegie Library $17,668.39
Marion Crab Orchard Public Library District $7,612.83
Marissa Marissa Area Public Library District $3,455.99
Marquette Heights Marquette Heights Public Library $2,902.08
Marseilles Marseilles Public Library $5,234.85
Marshall Marshall Public Library $4,041.75
Marshall Marshall Area Public Library District $4,022.22
Maryville Maryville Community Library District $10,186.07
Mascoutah Mascoutah Public Library $7,689.90
Mason City Mason City Public Library District $3,291.56
Matteson Matteson Public Library $19,534.60
Mattoon Mattoon Public Library $19,068.05
Maywood Maywood Public Library District $24,756.09
McCook McCook Public Library District $234.30
McHenry McHenry Public Library District $43,184.94
McLean Mount Hope-Funk's Grove Twps. PLD $1,385.27
McLeansboro McCoy Memorial Library $2,962.71
Melrose Park Melrose Park Public Library $26,113.61
Melvin Melvin Public Library $624.81
Mendon Four Star Public Library District $4,433.28
Mendota Graves-Hume Public Library District $7,575.84
Meredosia M-C River Valley Public Library District $1,786.06
Metamora Illinois Prairie District Public Library $22,242.46
Metropolis Metropolis Public Library $6,717.75
Midlothian Midlothian Public Library $15,228.75
Milford Milford District Library $2,519.80
Milledgeville Wysox Township Public Library $1,403.77
Millstadt Millstadt Library $4,121.90
Minier H.A. Peine District Library $1,618.55
Minonk Filger Public Library $2,135.46
Mokena Mokena Community Public Library District $21,106.90
Moline Moline Public Library $44,685.30
Momence Edward Chipman Public Library $7,026.04
Monmouth Warren County Public Library District $18,196.60
Monticello Allerton Public Library District $6,069.30
Morris Morris Area Public Library District $19,012.55
Morrison Odell Public Library $4,303.80
Morrisonville Kitchell Memorial Library $1,256.82
Morton Morton Public Library District $16,716.78
Morton Grove Morton Grove Public Library $23,913.42
Mounds Mounds Public Library $832.40
Mount Carmel Mount Carmel Public Library $7,485.40
Mount Carroll Mount Carroll Township Public Library $2,342.01
Mount Morris Mount Morris Public Library $3,080.89
Mount Olive Mount Olive Public Library $2,157.04
Mount Prospect Mount Prospect Public Library $55,664.72
Mount Pulaski Mount Pulaski Public Library District $2,939.08
Mount Sterling Brown County Public Library District $7,117.50
Mount Vernon C.E. Brehm Memorial Public Library District $38,966.43
Mount Zion Mt. Zion District Library $13,032.66
Moweaqua Moweaqua Public Library District $2,896.95
Mundelein Fremont Public Library District $38,535.85
Murphysboro Sallie Logan Public Library $8,190.37
Naperville Naperville Public Library $145,775.24
Nashville Nashville Public Library $3,348.08
Nauvoo Nauvoo Public Library $1,180.77
Neoga Neoga Public Library District $3,298.76
Neponset Neponset Public Library $762.52
New Athens New Athens District Library $4,093.13
New Baden New Baden Public Library $3,441.60
New Berlin West Sangamon Public Library District $4,867.98
New Lenox New Lenox Public Library District $37,865.82
New Windsor New Windsor Public Library District $1,252.71
Newark Charles B. Phillips Public Library District $2,323.52
Newman Newman Regional Library District $1,201.32
Newton Newton Public Library District $5,312.95
Niles Niles Public Library District $58,867.90
Nokomis Nokomis Public Library $3,020.26
Normal Normal Public Library $53,948.54
Norris City Norris City Memorial Public Library District $4,595.65
North Aurora Messenger Public Library of North Aurora $17,223.41
North Chicago North Chicago Public Library $33,474.67
North Riverside North Riverside Public Library District $6,856.48
Northbrook Northbrook Public Library $34,087.15
Northlake Northlake Public Library District $27,395.09
O'Fallon O'Fallon Public Library $29,062.97
Oak Forest Acorn Public Library District $38,364.23
Oak Lawn Oak Lawn Public Library $58,257.48
Oak Park Oak Park Public Library $53,312.43
Oakwood Oakwood Public Library District $6,316.96
Odell Odell Public Library District $2,405.73
Ogden Ogden Rose Public Library $832.40
Oglesby Oglesby Public Library District $4,204.12
Ohio Ohio Public Library District $971.13
Olive Branch Dodge Memorial Public Library District $1,952.54
Olney Olney Public Library $9,367.03
Onarga Onarga Community Public Library District $2,108.74
Oneida Greig Memorial Library $719.36
Oreana Argenta-Oreana Public Library District $4,252.42
Oregon Oregon Public Library District $6,343.68
Orion Western District Library $4,156.84
Orland Park Orland Park Public Library $58,336.61
Oswego Oswego Public Library District $60,498.78
Ottawa Reddick Public Library District $24,973.95
Palatine Palatine Public Library District $91,443.38
Palestine Palestine Public Library District $2,435.53
Palos Heights Palos Heights Public Library $12,861.04
Palos Hills Green Hills Public Library District $32,404.89
Palos Park Palos Park Public Library $4,981.02
Pana Carnegie-Schuyler Library $6,008.67
Paris Paris Carnegie Public Library $9,081.34
Park Forest Park Forest Public Library $22,582.61
Park Ridge Park Ridge Public Library $38,516.32
Patoka Patoka Public Library $600.15
Paw Paw Paw Paw Public Library District $894.06
Pawnee Pawnee Public Library $2,814.73
Paxton Paxton Carnegie Library $4,596.68
Pearl City Pearl City Public Library District $2,764.38
Pecatonica Pecatonica Public Library District $5,406.47
Pekin Pekin Public Library $35,036.70
Peoria Peoria Public Library $118,186.94
Peoria Heights Peoria Heights Public Library $6,326.21
Peotone Peotone Public Library District $16,448.57
Peru Peru Public Library $10,579.66
Petersburg Petersburg Public Library $2,322.49
Philo Philo Public Library District $2,008.03
Phoenix Phoenix Public Library District $2,018.30 $20.50
Pinckneyville Pinckneyville Public Library $5,804.17
Piper City Piper City Public Library District $1,180.77
Pittsfield Pittsfield Public Library $4,702.53
Plainfield Plainfield Public Library District $77,420.07
Plano Plano Community Library District $13,469.41
Polo Polo Public Library District $2,890.78
Pontiac Pontiac Public Library $12,260.89
Port Byron River Valley District Library $5,316.03
Princeton Princeton Public Library $7,871.80
Princeville Lillie M. Evans Library District $4,117.79
Prophetstown Henry C. Adams Memorial Library $2,137.51
Prospect Heights Prospect Heights Public Library District $14,462.12
Quincy Townships of the Quincy Area PLD $11,428.50
Quincy Quincy Public Library $41,756.50
Ramsey Ramsey Public Library $1,065.67
Rantoul Rantoul Public Library $13,298.82
Raymond Doyle Public Library District $1,940.20
Red Bud Red Bud Public Library $3,800.25
Richmond Nippersink Public Library District $11,497.35
Richton Park Richton Park Public Library District $14,023.31
Ridge Farm Elwood Township Carnegie Library $1,692.54
River Forest River Forest Public Library $11,480.91
River Grove River Grove Public Library District $10,509.78
Riverside Riverside Public Library $9,120.39
Riverton Riverton Village Library $3,550.53
Robbins Dixmoor Public Library District $3,744.76
Robbins William Leonard Public Library District $5,484.57
Robinson Robinson Public Library District $15,863.83
Rochelle Flagg-Rochelle Public Library District $14,137.38
Rochester Rochester Public Library District $8,214.01
Rock Falls Rock Falls Public Library District $11,685.41
Rock Island Rock Island Public Library $40,096.85
Rock Island Milan-Blackhawk Area Public Library District $10,091.52
Rockford Rockford Public Library $157,097.88
Rockton Talcott Free Library District $14,157.93
Rolling Meadows Rolling Meadows Library $24,765.34
Romeoville White Oak Library District $80,046.74
Roodhouse Roodhouse Public Library $1,864.16
Roselle Roselle Public Library District $23,421.17
Rosiclare Rosiclare Memorial Public Library $1,192.07
Round Lake Round Lake Area Public Library District $41,517.06
Roxana Roxana Public Library District $1,584.64
Royalton Royalton Public Library District $1,182.83
Rushville Rushville Public Library $3,280.26
Saint Charles St. Charles Public Library District $56,615.29
Saint Elmo St. Elmo Public Library District $6,338.55
Saint Joseph St. Joseph Township-Swearingen Memorial Library $6,038.47
Salem Bryan-Bennett Library $7,691.96
Sandwich Sandwich Public Library District $8,385.62
Sauk Village Nancy L. McConathy Public Library District $10,787.24
Savanna Savanna Public Library District $4,238.03
Schaumburg Schaumburg Township District Library $130,356.37
Schiller Park Schiller Park Public Library $12,119.08
Sesser Sesser Public Library $1,984.39
Shawneetown Shawneetown Public Library $1,273.26 $528.12
Sheffield Sheffield Public Library $951.60
Sheldon Sheldon Public Library District $1,890.88
Sheridan Robert W. Rowe Public Library District $4,470.28
Sherman Sherman Public Library District $4,262.69
Sherrard Sherrard Public Library District $6,554.35
Shorewood Shorewood-Troy Public Library District $19,766.85
Sidell Sidell District Library $1,977.20
Sidney Sidney Community Library $1,267.09
Silvis Silvis Public Library $7,685.79
Silvis Rock River Library District $3,558.75
Skokie Skokie Public Library $66,575.28
Smithton Smithton Public Library District $4,939.91
Somonauk Somonauk Public Library District $9,646.55
South Beloit South Beloit Public Library $8,110.21
South Holland South Holland Public Library $22,639.13
Sparta Sparta Public Library $4,420.95
Spring Valley Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library $5,711.68
Springfield Lincoln Library $119,464.31
Stanford Allin Township Library $944.41
Staunton Staunton Public Library $5,281.09
Steeleville Steeleville Area Public Library District $4,827.90
Steger Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library District $14,088.05
Sterling Sterling Public Library $15,794.98
Stickney Stickney-Forest View Public Library District $10,699.89
Stillman Valley Julia Hull District Library $8,505.86
Stockton Stockton Township Public Library $2,520.83
Stonington Stonington Township Public Library $1,162.27
Streamwood Poplar Creek Public Library District $68,139.36
Streator Streator Public Library $14,089.08
Sugar Grove Sugar Grove Public Library District $16,196.79
Sullivan Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library $4,562.77
Summit Summit Public Library District $11,359.64
Sycamore Sycamore Public Library $18,003.40
Taylorville Taylorville Public Library $11,556.95
Thomson York Township Public Library $1,781.95
Thornton Thornton Public Library $2,402.65
Tilden Tilden Public Library $959.83
Tinley Park Orland Hills Public Library District $7,346.67
Tinley Park Tinley Park Public Library $58,270.84
Tiskilwa Tiskilwa Public Library $1,528.12
Toledo Sumpter Township Library $2,034.75
Tolono Tolono Public Library District $11,997.81
Toluca Toluca Public Library District $1,453.10
Toulon Toulon Public Library District $2,659.56
Towanda Towanda District Library $2,247.47
Tremont Tremont District Library $5,160.86
Trenton Trenton Public Library $2,790.07
Troy Tri-Township Public Library District $13,580.39
Tuscola Tuscola Public Library $4,603.87
University Park University Park Public Library District $7,326.12
Urbana Urbana Free Library $42,390.56
Utica Utica Public Library District $3,072.67
Valmeyer Valmeyer Public Library District $2,619.48
Vandalia Evans Public Library District $11,798.45
Vermont Vermont Public Library $685.44
Victoria Victoria Public Library District $747.10
Vienna Vienna Carnegie Public Library $1,473.65
Villa Grove Camargo Township District Library $4,158.90
Villa Park Villa Park Public Library $22,509.65
Viola Viola Public Library District $2,307.07
Virden Grand Prairie of the West Public Library District $5,236.90
Virginia Virginia Memorial Public Library $1,655.54
Walnut Walnut Public Library District $1,800.44
Warren Warren Township Public Library $1,645.27
Warrensburg Barclay Public Library District $4,065.38
Warrenville Warrenville Public Library District $13,925.69
Warsaw Warsaw Public Library $1,651.43
Washington Washington District Library $24,256.65
Waterloo Morrison-Talbott Library $10,082.27
Waterman Clinton Township Public Library $1,919.65
Watseka Watseka Public Library $5,400.30
Wauconda Wauconda Area Public Library District $27,999.35
Waukegan Waukegan Public Library $91,541.01
Waverly Waverly Public Library $1,343.14
Wayne City Wayne City Kissner Public Library $1,060.53
Waynesville Waynesville Township Library $732.71
Weldon Weldon Public Library District $855.00
Wenona Bond Public Library $1,085.20
West Chicago West Chicago Public Library District $30,751.40
West Frankfort West Frankfort Public Library $8,408.23
West Salem West Salem Public Library $921.80
West Union West Union District Library $806.71
Westchester Westchester Public Library $17,180.25
Western Springs Thomas Ford Memorial Library $13,333.76
Westmont Westmont Public Library $25,367.54
Westville Westville Public Library District $12,844.60
Wheaton Wheaton Public Library $54,356.52
Wheeling Indian Trails Public Library District $68,862.83
White Hall White Hall Township Library $3,124.06
Williamsfield Williamsfield Public Library District $1,991.59
Williamsville Williamsville Public Library $1,516.81
Wilmette Wilmette Public Library District $27,835.96
Wilmington Wilmington Public Library District $9,603.39
Winchester Winchester Public Library $1,637.05
Windsor Windsor Storm Memorial Public Library District $1,514.76
Winfield Winfield Public Library $9,331.06
Winnebago Winnebago Public Library District $8,131.79
Winnetka Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District $17,836.92
Witt Witt Township Memorial Library $1,195.16
Wood Dale Wood Dale Public Library District $13,530.04
Wood River Wood River Public Library $10,951.67
Woodhull Clover Public Library District $2,464.30
Woodridge Woodridge Public Library $33,882.65
Woodstock Woodstock Public Library $25,454.89
Worden Worden Public Library District $1,430.49
Worth Worth Public Library District $11,087.32
Wyanet Raymond A. Sapp Memorial Township Library $1,401.71
Wyoming Wyoming Public Library District $2,098.46
Yates City Salem Township Public Library District $1,212.63
Yorkville Yorkville Public Library $17,388.87
Zeigler Zeigler Public Library $1,850.80 $521.12
Zion Zion-Benton Public Library District $43,575.44

















 



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  Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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