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July 27, 2001

$210,000 in Illinois FIRST Projects for the Rockford Area

SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan announced today that he is releasing $210,000 in Illinois FIRST funding for projects in the Rockford Area, including $200,000 to the Village of Stillman Valley to drill and construct test wells in order to find a viable water source to increase the quantity and improve the quality for the community.

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

Other Illinois FIRST grants announced by Ryan:

  • $10,000 to Stepping Stones of Rockford, Inc., to purchase furnishings for elderly persons with a life long history of mental illness. The corporation is contributing $85,000.
    This project was initiated by State Rep. Chuck Jefferson, D- Rockford.


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