Kingston Receives Inaugural ComEd Safety Grant

Rep Pritchard (Left) with Kingston Police Chief, George Taft (Center) and representatives from ComEd
Kingston, IL… ComEd, in conjunction with the non-profit National Safety Council, held a reception Tuesday (September 22) in Oakbrook, Illinois to recognize and award safety grants to municipalities across Northern Illinois.  Seventeen municipalities, including the Village of Kingston, were recognized and awarded a total of $137,000 through Powering Community Safety grants.

“This grant is a well-deserved investment in the Kingston community and will help create a safer school zone” said State Rep Bob Pritchard (R-Sycamore). “It’s great to see companies like ComEd taking the initiative as a force for safety and supporting efforts to better the communities in which they service.”

Police Chief George Taft accepted a check for $2800 which will go towards the purchase of a speed detection device for the police department.  It will be used to enforce the speed limit through the Village of Kingston and near the Grade School on Route 72. 

"These grants empower communities to reduce day-to-day risks by creating safer school zones, deploying AEDs and being better prepared to respond to emergency situations," said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. "We are proud of these Northern Illinois communities for investing in the safety of their residents so we can put an end to preventable injuries and deaths."

NSC is a nonprofit organization focused on saving lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes, and communities.  It will administer the annual Powering Community Safety grants with funding from ComEd.  Grants of up to $10,000 are awarded for each approved application.