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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 2, 2000

Ryan: $1.1 Million in Illinois FIRST Projects for Central Illinois

SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan announced today that he is releasing $1,199,100 in Illinois FIRST funding for projects in Central Illinois, including $300,000 to the City of Litchfield for construction of a water main.

The water main will run along the east and north sides of Litchfield. The city is contributing $29,000.

This Illinois FIRST project was initiated by State Rep. Gary Hannig, D-Gillespie.

Other Illinois FIRST grants announced by Ryan:

  • $265,000 to the City of Litchfield to repave the parking lots at the Community Center, Memorial Municipal Pool, and Davis Park. $175,000 will be used to improve the auditorium of the Arts and Technology Building at Lincoln Land Community College's Southern Region Education Center.
    This project was initiated Hannig.

  • $104,900 to Auburn Fire Protection District to purchase equipment.
    This project was initiated by State Sen. Larry K. Bomke, R-Springfield.

  • $100,000 to Springfield/Sangamon County Rescue Squad to purchase a multi-mission heavy rescue vehicle.
    This project was initiated by State Rep. Raymond Poe, R-Springfield.

  • $100,000 to the Village of Williamsville for park improvements to Williamsville Village Park.
    This project was initiated by Poe.

  • $75,000 to Logan County Paramedic Association to purchase equipment.
    This project was initiated by State Sen. Robert A. Madigan, R-Lincoln.

  • $75,000 to Atlanta Rural Fire Protection District to purchase a tanker.
    This project was initiated by State Rep. John W. Turner, R-Lincoln.

  • $60,000 to Bath Fire Protection District to purchase equipment and a used pumper/tanker truck.
    This project was initiated by Turner.

  • $50,000 to the Village of Witt to purchase fire equipment and renovate Witt Area Historical Museum.
    This project was initiated by Hannig.

  • $30,000 to Montgomery County Senior Citizens to renovate the Senior Center Building.
    This project was initiated by Hannig.

  • $25,000 to Jerseyville Public Library to fund operating expenses during the summer months.
    This project was initiated by State Rep. Tom Ryder, R-Jerseyville.

  • $14,200 to the Springfield Jewish Federation to purchase equipment and furnishings.
    This project was initiated by Bomke.


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