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Quinn Announces Road Repair Money

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:48:19 CDT
By: AP/Charlie Schlenker

The state of Illinois is giving Bloomington, Normal, McLean County, and County Townsip governments nearly $1.3 million to help repair roads and address other transportation needs following a particularly brutal winter. Governor Pat Quinn has announced the state is parcelling out $100 million statewide. The money comes from the $31 billion statewide capital construction plan that Illinois lawmakers approved in 2009. It's the fifth year that cities have split the $100 million in transportation funds. Quinn says cities, townships and counties are encouraged to use the money to make roads safer. In many cases, that means filling potholes and other damage caused by recent extreme weather. The funding includes $379,000 for McLean County, $219,000 for the Town of Normal, and $325,000 for the City of Bloomington. Township governments in McLean County will split $338,000. The sums are not expected to go very far for repairs.

Livingston County $112,000
Pontiac $112,000
Logan County $80,000
Lincoln $66,000

Peoria $526,000
Peoria County $395,000
Tazewell County $381,000

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