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March 15, 2001

$80,000 in Illinois FIRST Projects for Chicago's Southwest Suburbs

SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan announced today that he is releasing $80,000 in Illinois FIRST funding for projects in Chicago's southwest suburbs, including $30,000 to the Fox Valley YMCA to continue construction of a new, enlarged facility to serve an existing pre-school program.

Other Illinois FIRST grants announced by Ryan:

  • $25,000 to the Montgomery and Countryside Fire Protection District to purchase a thermal imaging camera.

  • $25,000 to the Quad County Urban League to establish a Digital Technology Campus. Kane County is contributing $300,000.

These Illinois FIRST projects were initiated by State Rep. Tom Cross, R-Oswego.


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