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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 28, 2001

Ryan: $524,600 in Illinois FIRST Projects for North Central Illinois

SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan announced today that he is releasing $524,600 in Illinois FIRST funding for projects in North Central Illinois, including $120,000 to the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria to implement a collaborative biotechnology/biomedical research initiative for the surrounding region.

The plan will guide long-term actions toward increasing the area's visibility and viability as a center of biotechnology/biomedical research.

This Illinois FIRST project was initiated by State Sen. George P. Shadid, D-Edwards.

Other Illinois FIRST grants announced by Ryan:

  • $105,000 to the McLean County Historical Society for the planning and development of the Adlai E. Stevenson II Historic Site on East Washington Street in Bloomington.

  • $85,000 to the El Paso Fire Protection District to purchase a new tanker truck. The district is contributing $45,000.
    This project was initiated by State Sen. John W. Maitland, Jr., R-Bloomington.

  • $80,000 to the Village of Dwight to add 35 street-side parking spaces on South street and Prairie Avenue. The village is contributing $13,000.
    This project was initiated by Maitland.

  • $70,000 to the Galva Community Fire Protection District to purchase a new pumper truck.
    This project was initiated by State Rep. Donald L. Moffitt, R-Gilson.

  • $15,000 to the Bloomington Township Fire Protection District to purchase extrication equipment.
    This project was initiated by Maitland.

  • $15,000 to the Village of Ellsworth to purchase and install a new tornado warning siren.
    This project was initiated by Maitland.

  • $10,000 to the Knox County Agricultural Board and Fair Association to make electrical improvements to the Grandstand and First Aid buildings.
    This project was initiated by Moffitt.

  • $10,000 to the Warren County Agricultural Fair Association to construct permanent, handicapped accessible restroom facilities at Eldridge Park, located on the fairgrounds in Roseville.
    This project was initiated by Moffitt.

  • $7,300 to the Canton Fire Department to help purchase a new fire/rescue vehicle. The city is contributing $324,300.
    This project was initiated by Shadid.

  • $7,300 to the Canton Fire Department to help purchase a new fire/rescue vehicle. The city is contributing $324,300.
    This project was initiated by State Rep. Michael K. Smith, D-Canton.

    Illinois FIRST funds are not part of the state budget's General Revenue Fund. Recently, lagging tax collections brought on by a slowdown in the national economy and the terrorist attacks of September 11 have forced the governor to order spending cuts in the General Revenue Fund that amount to less than 2 percent of total spending. Illinois FIRST monies are derived from separate accounts in the state budget -- the Road Fund and the Fund for Illinois Future -- as well as through the sale of state bonds.



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