SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan announced today that he is releasing $1.314 million in Illinois FIRST funding for projects in the Far Northwest Suburbs, including $200,000 to the City of Crystal Lake to make intersection improvements at Illinois Route 176 and Walkup Avenue.
- $153,000 to the City of McHenry to purchase supplies for a DARE program, equipment for its police department and to support its senior bus program.
- $142,500 to the City of Woodstock to purchase motorcycle equipment, uniforms and five video cameras for its police department, a sound system and clock for its square and a community service van.
- $100,000 to Rutland Township to make renovations to its township hall and attached garage and to expand its commodity storage shed.
This Illinois FIRST project was initiated by State Rep. Patricia Reid Lindner, R-Aurora
- $100,000 to the City of McHenry for site grading and seeding of baseball fields at its 18 acre athletic complex. $125,000 is being contributed by the City of McHenry Park Developer Donation fund.
- $90,000 to the Village of Richmond to purchase a new police car, soccer goals and to complete the construction of a concession stand/public restroom facility at its new soccer park.
- $80,000 to the Village of Johnsburg to construct a public restroom and concession stand with an attached pavilion at C. Hiller Park.
- $72,500 to the City of Harvard to support a DARE program, a boys' baseball league and a H.E.R.S. softball league, to purchase a tornado siren, construct curbs and to provide seniors with free bus rides. The city is contributing $43,079.
- $50,500 to Crystal Lake to purchase five defibrillators and six video cameras for its police department, 13 personal alert safety systems, safety goggles for its fire department and supplies for a DARE Program.
- $50,000 to the Northern Illinois Fire Museum to assist in the acquisition of land to develop and operate the museum. The not for profit corporation is contributing $50,000.
This project was initiated by State Sen. Dick Klemm, R-Crystal Lake.
- $50,000 to the Village of Hebron to purchase equipment for its police and public works departments and to provide a senior bus program. The village is contributing $29,935.
- $30,000 to the Family Service and Community Mental Health Center to purchase and install carpeting, waiting room chairs and counters and to paint the waiting area and several treatment rooms.
- $30,000 to Family Alliance, Inc., to construct an access road in front of the property owned.
- $25,000 to St. Leonard's Ministries, a not-for-profit corporation, to rehab the Grace House facility on West Adams Street in Chicago. The corporation is contributing $1.11 million.
This project was initiated by Steven J. Rauschenberger, R-Elgin.
- $25,000 to the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District to purchase 41 self contained breathing units. The department is contributing $97,655.
- $20,000 to the Village of Holiday Hills to purchase a new police car.
- $16,500 to the Village of Wonder Lake to complete construction of a rollerblade hockey court at Jacobsen Park and to purchase a new maintenance truck for its public works department. The village is contributing $50,000.
- $15,000 to the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce to purchase and install seven welcome signs.
- $15,000 to Greenwood Township for a payment on the lease of a snowplow/dumptruck. The township is contributing $44,006.
- $12,000 to the Sybaquay Girl Scout Council to construct a sports center at the Mary Ann Beebe Center in McHenry County.
- $7,000 to the Village of Holiday Hills to purchase playground, maintenance and office equipment and new uniforms and badges for the police department