McCULLOM LAKE – McCullom Lake is one of 25 Illinois municipalities to receive a grant through ComEd’s Powering Safe Communities program, an initiative that supports public safety initiatives.
The $9,369 grant to McCullom Lake will help the village buy a new emergency tornado siren after the current siren was damaged beyond repair by a lightning storm in spring 2015. The program awards grants of up to $10,000, according to a news release.
The grants provide additional resources to help each municipality improve the efficiency and delivery of public safety programs, increase community resiliency and address unmet safety needs, according to a news release. ComEd provides the funding, and the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus is the grant program administrator.
“From purchasing life jackets at a community pool to installing a new emergency tornado siren, all of the municipalities receiving grants through this program have proposed innovative ideas to help enhance safety for the people they serve,” said Fidel Marquez, ComEd’s senior vice president of governmental and external affairs.
Municipalities that received grants include the village of Ashton, the village of Beach Park, the Buffalo Grove Police Department, the DeKalb Park District, the Fox Lake Police Department and the Palatine Police Department, among others, according to the release.