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June 19, 2001

Ryan: $127,000 in Illinois FIRST Projects for Northwest Illinois

SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan announced today that he is releasing $127,000 in Illinois FIRST funding for projects in Northwest Illinois, including $100,000 to the City of Dixon to construct streets, water mains and new sanitary sewer lines within the Lee County Industrial Development Association Industrial Park. Lee County is contributing $46,000.

This Illinois FIRST project was initiated by State Sen. Todd Sieben, R-Geneseo.

Other Illinois FIRST grants announced by Ryan:

  • $22,000 to the Northwest Illinois Community Action Agency to purchase a cargo van for its delivery of meals to senior citizens residing in Stephenson and Jo Daviess Counties.
    This project was initiated by State Rep. Ronald Lawfer, R-Stockton.

  • $5,000 to the Ogle County Hospice Association to establish a resale shop.
    This project was initiated by Lawfer.


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