www.illinois.gov

Pat Quinn, Governor

State Links Skip to Content Skip to State Links

 Government
 Business
 Employment
 Education
 Health & Safety
 Family & Home
 Visiting
 About Illinois
 Illinois.gov

Stay Informed

Your Government


Illinois Flag Honors

Inspector General


 IGNN: State/All Press Release

ILLINOIS NEWS
The State of Illinois News page provides access to the Illinois Government News Network and all state press releases.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 9, 2002

Governor Announces Funding for Workforce Development, Education

KANKAKEE – Governor George H. Ryan today announced $2.7 million in funding for the addition and renovation of the Kankakee Community College Arts, Sciences, and Applied Technology Building and $1 million for construction of a Kankakee One-Stop Center. Each of the projects will be funded through Illinois FIRST.

“Illinois FIRST has helped us complete some especially important projects right here in Kankakee,” said Governor Ryan. “We’ve worked together with community leaders to assess what needs to be done, and we’ve found the resources to make it happen.”

The Kankakee Community College renovation project will replace “temporary” classrooms constructed in 1969 and create new instructional space for fine arts and applied technology. In addition, new science labs will replace those constructed in 1972, which are not adequate to handle newly available instructional technology.

The new one-stop center will bring multiple education and workforce training programs under one roof. By becoming the primary resource in a community for workforce development, job seekers and employers alike will find comprehensive employment services in one location.

“From education to job opportunity, we are ensuring that the people of Kankakee have the resources available to aid in their success,” Governor Ryan said.

Governor Ryan also highlighted Kankakee’s new 911 center. Illinois FIRST provided $1 million in funding for that project, which is to be completed the last week in October.

Public safety agencies operating within Kankakee County lacked a common emergency communications channel and employed outdated, unreliable and incompatible communications systems. The grant has funded a new Wide Area Radio Network System, a ten channel countywide system that will allow all the public safety agencies within the county to communicate with each other effectively. As a result, the 102,000 residents of Kankakee County will receive more efficient response from public safety personnel.

An additional $500,000 in local matching funds will be provided through the Emergency Telephone System Board.



###

News Categories

 State/All
 Governor's Office
 Lt. Governor's Office
 Agriculture
 Budget/Fiscal
 Business
 Children/Families
 Culture
 Disabilities
 Economic Development
 Education
 Environment
 Flag Honors
 Health/Human Services
 History
 Infrastructure
 Opportunity Returns
 Recovery
 Safety/Security
 Technology
 Tourism/Recreation
 Transportation
 Workforce/Jobs

News Resources

 Search the News
 IIS Radio News
 RSS News Feeds
 e-News Subscriptions
 Communications Office
 Privacy Statement

Features

Sign up for an e-news subscription
Copyright © 2014 State of Illinois Site Map | Illinois Privacy Info | Kids Privacy | Web Accessibility | Contact Us