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April 11, 2001

$110,000 in Illinois FIRST Projects for the Rockford Area

SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan announced today that he is releasing $110,000 in Illinois FIRST funding for projects in the Rockford area, including $100,000 to Cortland to extend a storm sewer.

The extension will run southerly from Illinois Route 38 to the Union Drainage ditch along the Illinois tollway.

This Illinois FIRST project was initiated by State Rep. David A. Wirsing, R-Sycamore.

Other Illinois FIRST grants announced by Ryan:

  • $60,000 to the Stillman Fire Protection District to purchase a new tanker truck. The district is contributing $136,959.
    This project was initiated by Wirsing.

    $50,000 to the Cortland Community Fire Protection District to purchase a fire truck and fire and safety equipment.
    This project was initiated by Wirsing.


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