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November 27, 2000

$190,000 in Illinois FIRST Projects for DuPage County

SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan announced today that he is releasing $190,000 in Illinois FIRST funding for projects in DuPage County, including $100,000 to the Village of Roselle to reconstruct and resurface Central Avenue between Rodenburg Road and Roselle Road. The village will contribute $200,000.

This Illinois FIRST project was initiated by State Rep. Carole Pankau, R-Roselle.

Other Illinois FIRST grants announced by Ryan:

  • $50,000 to the Village of Roselle to fund sediment removal at the Heather Green retention pond to return it to a functioning wetland.
    This project was initiated by Pankau.

  • $25,000 to Darien School District 61 to make parking lot improvements. The school district will contribute $50,000.
    This project was initiated by State Rep. Patricia "Patti" Bellock, R-Hinsdale.

    $15,000 to the Woodridge Park District to construct additional parking spaces designed for handicapped and senior parking at its community center. The park district will contribute $36,000.
    This project was initiated by Bellock.


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