Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood vies for $2M in grants

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CHICAGO -- Chicago's iconic Pullman neighborhood is asking for your help.

For the National Parks' Service centennial, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and others are having a contest to award $2-million dollars in grants to park sites in need of preservation.

20 parks across the country have been selected but only five will be chosen.

The city’s Pullman area, a component of the national park system, is one of them.

Located on Chicago's Southside, 12 miles from the loop,  historic Pullman was built in the 1880s by George Pullman as workers' housing for employees of his railroad car company, the Pullman Palace Car Company.

Pullman has received a plethora of landmark recognitions over the years but none more important than the one that came just last year when the district was designated the Pullman National Monument under President Obama in February 2015.

Driven by faithful and passionate property owners, the people of Pullman are now part of a new campaign.

Vote early and often at vote at VoteYourPark.org daily from now until July 5th. Vote for Pullman and to sweeten the deal, you can also win a trip for two to Yellowstone.

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