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July 3, 2001

Ryan: $134,000 in Illinois FIRST Projects for the Northwest Suburbs

SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan announced today that he is releasing $134,000 in Illinois FIRST funding for projects in the Northwest Suburbs, including $55,000 to the Des Plaines Community Senior Center to purchase a 22-seat bus to transport seniors to and from the senior center, the downtown area, condominiums and nursing and retirement homes. The center is contributing $82,890.

This Illinois FIRST project was initiated by State Sen. Dave Sullivan, R-Mt. Prospect.

Other Illinois FIRST grants announced by Ryan:

  • $50,000 to Lattof International YMCA to convert an office area into a teen arcade/computer room.
    This project was initiated by Sullivan.

  • $19,000 to William Rainey Harper College for architectural and engineering studies of its new Science Center.

  • $10,000 to the Park Ridge Teen Center to purchase publicity materials and recreation equipment.
    This project was initiated by Sullivan.


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