LASALLE – Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $101,419 capital investment for storm sewer improvements at the LaSalle Veterans’ Home. The project is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.
“This work will help to address site drainage issues associated with heavy rains,” Governor Quinn said. “It will also employ a number of construction workers, which will help the local economy.”
An earthen berm water retention basin will be built and associated underground piping and manholes will be installed. C & H Excavating, Inc. of Earlville was the lowest of two bidders for the work at $101,419.
The contract was recently awarded following a competitive bidding process and addresses a critical infrastructure need while creating construction jobs. The Illinois Capital Development Board will manage the project.
“These improvements are something that the home has needed, and I’m pleased that funds are going towards improving the quality of the home that houses those who have served our country,” State Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) said. “Our Veterans’ homes should be given the attention they deserve when needed, like it is in this case, and it is an added benefit that it will create some jobs in the area.”
“This is a project that will bring needed upgrades to a facility that is home to local veterans,” State Rep. Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley) said. “And it will boost the local economy in LaSalle County by helping put people back to work.”
“This is just one more example of the strong and forward-looking leadership of Governor Quinn and his continued support for our Illinois veterans,” Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs Director Erica Borggren said. “We also appreciate the generosity of and the great working relationship we enjoy with the City of LaSalle who helped make this possible.”
This project is part of Governor Quinn’s $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! program, which is supporting more than 439,000 jobs over six years. Illinois Jobs Now! is the largest capital construction program in Illinois history, and is one of the largest capital construction programs in the nation.