johnson grantWAUKEGAN – With strong support from State Senator Adriane Johnson, Waukegan will receive $1,056,772 from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to help with the transition to clean energy. Waukegan is one of over 50 communities impacted by mine and fossil fuel retirements and are therefore eligible to receive state funding under the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act to invest in green energy.

“While moving to clean energy is the right thing for the planet, people who have made a career working in fossil fuel plants or mines can be adversely affected if they have no external support,” said Johnson (D-Buffalo Grove). “This investment will ensure people whose jobs are transitioning to clean energy have resources and opportunities to find new, well-paying jobs so there is no negative impact on their livelihoods.”

The $40 million program was designed to meet the needs of individual localities by addressing the economic and social impacts of plant closures. The funding can be used on a variety of initiatives and investments, including workforce initiatives, housing support, business attraction efforts and more. Recipients were selected by responding to a Notice of Funding Opportunity with a letter of support from the municipality or county where the plant or mine was located.

Grant awards were calculated based on the economic impact of plant or mine closure, specifically, property tax losses and jobs lost due to the plant transition, with a minimum award of $50,000.

“As a member of the Energy and Conservation committee in the Senate, I am very passionate about moving toward clean energy in our state,” said Johnson. “This funding will allow this transition to be smoother while supporting hardworking Illinoisans moving into clean energy jobs.”

Visit the Energy Transition Community Grant Program website for more information.

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johnsonwebsitemarchSPRINGFIELD– State Senator Adriane Johnson is leading a measure to expand cancer research.

“Almost every person knows someone who has been diagnosed or lost their life due to cancer,” said Johnson (D-Buffalo Grove). “We must do everything in our power to provide better treatment, research, and services to help combat this illness.”

In Illinois alone, more that 74,000 new cases of cancer are estimated to be diagnosed this year. According to American Cancer Society more than 23,000 people are projected to die in 2023 with 5,000 as a result of lung and bronchus cancer. Johnson’s measure would expand research in order to answer specific questions about the safety of treatment, vaccines, therapy, medical devices and much more.

“We must expand our research so we can understand how to better treat this disease,” said Johnson. “Knowing how a disease effects people demographically and individually will help improve treatment and chances of survival.”

Senate Bill 1774 passed the Public Health Committee on Tuesday and will head to the Senate floor for further deliberation.

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WAUKEGAN – As a strong advocate for local park districts and recreational development, State Senator Adriane Johnson applauds more than $2.1 million heading to several local parks in the 30th Senate District.

“The benefits of our local park districts and recreational centers go beyond the beauty of its structural design,” said Johnson (D-Buffalo Grove). “Parks embody the opportunity for people to have a safe place to de-stress and improve their physical and mental well-being.”

Nearly $60 million in grants were awarded to 118 local parks across Illinois through the Open Space Land Acquisition and Development grants, administered through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. This announcement includes the largest round of grants in the 36-year history of the program.

Local parks receiving funds include:

  • Lake County Forest Preserve District – $600,000
  • Mundelein Park and Recreation District – $400,000
  • Vernon Hills Park District – $566,465
  • Buffalo Grove Park District – $600,000
  • Village of Libertyville – $469,000

“I started my early years passionate about bettering parks – and that has followed me in my role as a Senator,” said Johnson. “Parks make communities better.”

Visit the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website for more information on the OSLAD grants.


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WAUKEGAN – In hopes of shedding light on the amazing organizations, parks, people, restaurants and business that make up the 30th Senate District, State Senator Adriane Johnson announces, for the first time, the 30 Wonders of the 30th District.

“As a proud resident of the 30th District, I want to do something that would accentuate the diverse attributes of our community,” said Senator Johnson (D-Buffalo Grove). “This district has so much to offer from the beauty of its parks, to its neighboring businesses. Each of these add value to our community and it’s time we acknowledge them.”

Johnson’s office is putting together a list of amazing locations in the 30th District and is asking that residents share their favorite parks, people, museums, restaurants, monuments, event venues, and more that makes the district special. This information will be collected until March 10.

People are encouraged to share the attached flyers and social media graphics to help spread the word. To nominate a person, business or other organization for the list, click here.

Questions should be directed to Sen. Johnson’s office by calling 847-672-6201.

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