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NIU, DeKalb and Sycamore to receive grant

Published: Sunday, May 4, 2014 11:17 p.m. CDT • Updated: Sunday, May 4, 2014 11:28 p.m. CDT

DeKALB – DeKalb and Sycamore school districts and Northern Illinois University are on the list of schools that will receive thousands of dollars as part of a state grant to enhance school security.

Gov. Pat Quinn announced Friday grant awards totaling $25 million to enhance security at 448 public elementary and secondary school districts, community colleges and state universities in Illinois.

NIU will receive $211,316.41, DeKalb School District 428 will receive $59,678.56, Sycamore School District 427 will receive $29,540, Indian Creek School District will receive $18,975 and Somonauk School District will receive $10,350.

The money will be used for projects including reinforced doors, shatter-resistant glass, physical locks and other security measures, according to a State of Illinois news release.

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