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March 30, 2001

$260,500 in Illinois FIRST Projects for the Rockford Area

SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan announced today that he is releasing $260,500 in Illinois FIRST funding for projects in the Rockford area, including $150,000 to the City of Byron to repair sidewalks, curbs and gutters on Second Street from Washington Street to Chestnut Street.

This Illinois FIRST project was initiated by State Sen. Bradley Burzynski, R-Sycamore.

Other Illinois FIRST grants announced by Ryan:

  • $60,000 to the Waterman Community Fire Protection District to purchase a new ambulance. The village is contributing $29,000.
    This project was initiated by State Rep. David A. Wirsing, R-Sycamore.

  • $15,500 to the Ethnic Heritage Musuem to update and make improvements to the museum and annex.
    This project was initiated by State Rep. Doug Scott, D-Rockford..

  • $15,000 to the Blackhawk Learning Connection to complete construction of its building expansion. The center is contributing $1,021,045.
    This project was initiated by Scott..

  • $10,000 to the City of Rockford to purchase and install decorative street lighting on Ferguson and Kent Streets near St. Anthony's Church.
    This project was initiated by Scott..

  • $5,000 to Lifescape Community Services, Inc., to purchase and repairs chairs for the Bright Side Adult Day Center.
    This project was initiated by Scott..

  • $5,000 to Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities to purchase computer terminals.
    This project was initiated by Scott.


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