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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2001

$2.4 Million in Illinois FIRST Projects for Southern Illinois

SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan announced today that he is releasing $2,434,500 in Illinois FIRST funding for projects in Southern Illinois, including $800,000 to the City of Centreville to continue a sewer project to extend service to areas of the community that currently use septic systems.

Other Illinois FIRST grants announced by Ryan:

  • $260,000 to the Village of Thompsonville to construct a water storage tank. The village is contributing $114,100.
    This project was initiated by House Republican Leader Lee A. Daniels, Elmhurst.

  • $175,000 to the Effingham Fire Department to purchase 40 self-contained breathing apparatus air packs.
    This project was initiated by State Sen. William L. O'Daniel, D-Mt.Vernon.

  • $100,000 to the Saline County Industrial Development Company to acquire land for the development of an industrial park.
    The project was initiated by State Rep. Jim Fowler, D-Harrisburg.

  • $100,000 to the City of Chester to extend a sewer line along Illinois Route 3. The city is contributing $162,750.
    This project was initiated by State Rep. Dan Reitz, D-Steeleville.

  • $50,000 to the Village of Percy to construct an addition to the existing village hall.
    This project was initiated by Reitz.

  • $50,000 to the Goode Township to purchase storage sheds and road equipment.
    This project was initiated by State Sen. Larry D. Woolard, D-Carterville.

  • $50,000 to the Shawnee Development Council to construct a new multi-purpose building. The department is contributing $14,000.
    This project was initiated by Fowler.

  • $50,000 to the Johnson County Sheriff's Office to purchase 3 new police cars. The department is contributing $24,000.
    This project was initiated by Daniels.

  • $50,000 to the Village of Millstadt to construct sidewalks, curbs, and gutters. The village is contributing $109,450.
    This project was initiated Daniels.

  • $30,500 to the Village of Campbell Hill to purchase and install playground equipment at the village park. The community is contributing $10,036.
    This project was initiated by State Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro.

  • $30,000 to the Courts Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Franklin County to recruit and train volunteers and to increase office space.
    This project was initiated by Woolard.

  • $30,000 to the Village of Millstadt to purchase a new police car and office equipment.
    This project was initiated by Reitz.

  • $30,000 to the Steeleville Fire Department to purchase new fire and safety equipment.
    This project was initiated by Reitz.

  • $25,000 to the Massac Unit School District to purchase supplies and equipment for school activities.
    This project was initiated by Daniels.

  • $25,000 to the Brookport Police Department to purchase a new police car and equipment.
    This project was initiated by Fowler.

  • $25,000 to the Village of Addieville for the engineering and development of a master storm water drainage plan.
    This project was initiated by Reitz.

  • $25,000 to the Franklin County Sheriff's Department to purchase a new police car and equipment.
    This project was initiated by Daniels.

  • $25,000 to the Pope County Government to improve the existing courthouse.
    This project was initiated by Fowler.

  • $20,000 to the Village of Cave In Rock to purchase and install seating for the village opera house.
    The project was initiated by Fowler.

  • $20,000 to the Williamson County BMX Association to build a bicycle motocross track.
    This project was initiated by Fowler.

  • $20,000 to the Pope County ESDA to purchase new equipment.
    This project was initiated by Fowler.

  • $20,000 to the City of Rosiclare to renovate the city park.
    This project was initiated by Fowler.

  • $20,000 to the Dongola School District to demolish the west wing of Dongola Elementary School. The district will be contributing $58,000.
    This project was initiated by Fowler.

  • $15,000 to the Golden Circle Senior Citizen Council to purchase a new van.
    This project was initiated by Daniels.

  • $15,000 to the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force/Pulaski County to purchase equipment used to dismantle methamphetamine labs.
    This project was initiated by Daniels.

  • $15,000 to the Village of Zeigler to purchase a new truck for the First Responders program.
    This This project was initiated by Daniels.



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