FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 27, 2000
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan announced today that he is releasing $135,000 in Illinois FIRST funding for projects in the Rockford area, including $100,000 to the Boone County Council on Aging to help construct a new facility which will house administrative offices, senior center activities and a computer lab.
The nonprofit council provides comprehensive programs and services to older adults living in Boone County.
This Illinois FIRST project was initiated by State Rep. Ronald A. Wait, R-Belvidere.
Other Illinois FIRST grants announced by Ryan:
$25,000 to the RocVale Children's Home in Rockford to purchase a 4-wheel drive pickup truck with a snow blade. This project was initiated by State Rep. Dave Winters, R-Shirland.
$10,000 to the Epilepsy Foundation of North Central Illinois in Rockford to partially offset early intervention program costs. This project was initiated by Winters.