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$12.5M in grants provided to 26 Illinois communities for infrastructure upgrades

CONSTRUCTION-ZONE

SPRINGFIELD (WEEK) -- Several Illinois communities are getting added relief for infrastructure improvements with help from a state agency.

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Office of Community Development announced Thursday the recipients of the 2019 Community Development Block Grants for public infrastructure.

The grants were funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

In all, 26 communities received funds totaling $12.5 million.

Receiving funding in the central Illinois area were:

  • City of Abingdon - $435,000 – Water plant improvements
  • City of Bushnell - $500,000 – Construction of a new well
  • City of Farmington - $500,000 – Re-lining of sanitary lines
  • City of LaSalle - $500,000 – Storm sewer construction
  • City of Macomb - $500,000 – Water distribution system improvements
  • City of Ottawa - $500,000 – Separation of combined storm and sanitary sewers
  • City of Spring Valley - $300,000 – Sanitary sewer system improvements
  • City of Toluca - $425,000 – Waste water treatment plant improvements  

Drew Veskauf

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