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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2001

$892,000 in Illinois FIRST Projects for Lake County

SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan announced today that he is releasing $892,000 in Illinois FIRST funding for projects in Lake County, including $215,000 to the Village of Lake Bluff to make intersection improvements at Routes 131 and 176.

This Illinois FIRST project was initiated by State Rep. Susan Garrett, D-Lake Forest.

Other Illinois FIRST grants announced by Ryan:

  • $125,000 to the Village of Lake Zurich to reconstruct a storm water retention pond. The village is contributing $34,350.
    This project was initiated by State Rep. Sidney H. Mathias, R-Buffalo Grove.

  • $100,000 to the Gurnee Park District for architectural and engineering work on a new public swimming pool.
    This project was initiated by State Sen. Adeline J. Geo-Karis, R-Zion.

  • $80,000 to the Zion Fire Rescue Department to purchase a new radio communication system and to make upgrades to its computer system.
    This project was initiated by Geo-Karis.

  • $75,000 to Grant Township to construct a kitchen, accessible restrooms and a store room and to install heating and air conditioning at its new township administration building. The township is contributing $1,162,771.
    This project was initiated by State Rep. Timothy H. Osmond, R-Antioch.

  • $70,000 to the Village of Mundelein to purchase furniture, furnishings and computer equipment for its new police station. The village is contributing $445,000.
    This project was initiated by Geo-Karis.

  • $50,000 to the Lake County Crisis Center for the Prevention & Treatment of Domestic Violence, d.b.a. A Safe Place, to purchase furniture and equipment for a satellite office in the western part of Lake County and to replace windows in the residential part of its original shelter.
    This project was initiated by State Sen. Terry Link, D-Vernon Hills.

  • $30,000 to the Lake Villa Volunteer Fire Department to purchase two thermal imaging cameras.
    This project was initiated by Geo-Karis.

  • $30,000 to Lake County Enterprises, Inc. to purchase a van/insurance and a stove with a required fire prevention system.
    This project was initiated by House Republican Leader Lee A. Daniels of Elmhurst.

  • $30,000 to the City of Highwood to construct an addition to its fire station. The city is contributing $71,720.
    This project was initiated by State Rep. Karen May, D-Highland Park.

  • $25,000 to the Lindenhurst Park District to purchase playground equipment for Slove Park.
    This project was initiated by Osmond.

  • $25,000 to the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center to purchase dental equipment for two of its facilities.
    This project was initiated by May.

  • $25,000 to the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago to implement an adult day care program in Deerfield for clients with early-stage dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. The organization will receive $139,914 from private donors and foundations.
    This project was initiated by Link.

  • $10,000 to the Zion Historical Society to make improvements to the Shiloh House.
    This project was initiated by Osmond.

  • $2,000 to Bear Magic in Lake County to purchase 394 new stuffed bears that will be donated to traumatized children and lonely, forgotten elderly in Lake County.
    This project was initiated by Geo-Karis.


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