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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 14, 2001

$1.3 Million in Illinois FIRST Projects for East Central Illinois

SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan announced today that he is releasing $1,318,300 in Illinois FIRST funding for projects in East Central Illinois, including $190,000 to Rantoul Township to construct an equipment maintenance facility.

The facility will house an equipment wash bay, a maintenance area and an office and staff support area. The township is contributing $155,800.

This Illinois FIRST project was initiated by State Rep. Thomas B. Berns, R-Urbana.

Other Illinois FIRST grants announced by Ryan:

  • $105,000 to Vermilion County for the construction and engineering of Mill Street from Illinois Route 1 easterly to the corporate limits of Georgetown.
    This project was initiated by State Sen. Judith A. Myers, R-Danville.

  • $100,000 to the Village of Lovington to construct a new medical center. The village is contributing $50,000.
    This project was initiated by State Rep. Julie A. Curry, D-Mt. Zion.

  • $100,000 to Cumberland County to provide Woodbury Township with a public water source. The county is contributing $35,000.
    This project was initiated by State Rep. Bill Mitchell, R-Forsyth.

  • $100,000 to the Moweaqua Public Library to purchase land for a new library.
    This project was initiated by Mitchell.

  • $100,000 to Cumberland County to provide Spring Point Township with a public water source.
    This project was initiated by State Sen. Duane Noland, R-Blue Mound.

  • $100,000 to the Village of Lovington to construct a new medical center.
    This project was initiated by Noland.

  • $100,000 to Old King Orchard Community Center to construct a community center. The Union Street Foundation is contributing $100,000.
    This project was initiated by Noland.

  • $100,000 to the Lynch Area Fire Protection District to purchase a new fire truck.
    This project was initiated by State Rep. William B. Black, R-Danville.

  • $70,000 to the Village of Tolono to conduct a transportation and design study for a pedestrian railroad crossing. The village is contributing $10,000.
    This project was initiated by Curry.

  • $70,000 to the Village of Tolono to conduct a transportation and design study for a pedestrian railroad crossing.
    This project was initiated by Noland.

  • $50,000 to the Hutton Fire Protection District to purchase new fire fighting clothing, tools and equipment.
    This project was initiated by State Rep. Dale A. Righter, R-Mattoon.

  • $50,000 to the Blue Grass Fire Protection District to purchase and equip a truck for brush, field and off-road fires.
    This project was initiated by Black.

  • $40,000 to the Elwood Township Carnegie Library to replace the windows and the roof on its library.
    This project was initiated by Myers.

  • $25,000 to the Village of Oreana to modify the operation of its water treatment plant.
    This project was initiated by Noland.

  • $18,300 to the Allerton Fire Protection District to purchase fire equipment.
    This project was initiated by Myers.



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