A grant administered by Cook County will help the village pay for alley improvements to a stretch of dilapidated infrastructure between Thomas and Hannah that extends from Adams to Jackson. According to paperwork reviewed by the village council on Jan. 25, the Community Development Block Grant of $90,000 will cover the bulk of what is expected to be a $123,000 project.

The work is expected to replace 600 linear feet of pavement and improve storm water drainage in the alley.