FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 19, 2001
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan announced today that he is releasing $758,000 in Illinois FIRST funding for projects in Central Illinois, including $600,000 to the Illinois Department of Agriculture to construct a cover over the warm up ring immediately south of the coliseum on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.
The cover will provide a safer environment in which to train and prepare and allow spectators to view the animals without being exposed to the weather.
Other Illinois FIRST grants announced by Ryan: