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November 8, 2000

Ryan: $717,000 in Illinois FIRST Projects for the Kankakee and Illinois River Valleys

SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan announced today that he is releasing $717,000 in Illinois FIRST funding for projects in the Kankakee and Illinois River Valleys, including $450,000 to the City of Spring Valley for water and sewer system improvements.

This Illinois FIRST project was initiated by State Rep. Frank J. Mautino, D-Spring Valley.

Other Illinois FIRST grants announced by Ryan:

  • $150,000 to the Village of Gardner to construct a storm sewer along the west side of Jackson Street, Campus Road, and continuing south to Route 53, to alleviate flooding. The village is contributing $15,000.
  • $50,000 to the City of Marseilles to construct sidewalks on Orange Avenue, 10th Street, Colorado Street and parts of Bratton Avenue. The city is contributing $10,000.
  • $32,000 to Herscher Legion Community Center to purchase a generator. The center will provide emergency shelter for Herscher and surrounding areas.
  • $25,000 to the City of Marseilles to hire an additional 9-1-1 emergency dispatcher.
  • $10,000 to Grundy County Senior Citizens Council, Inc. to purchase equipment at the Coal City facility for the operation of the Nutrition Program.

These Illinois FIRST projects were initiated by State Rep. Mary K. O'Brien, D-Coal City.


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