FRANKLIN COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - Governor Pat Quinn announced Thursday $100 million in Illinois Jobs Now! funding will be given to local officials to repair municipal, township and count infrastructure along with improving public safety.
“The important capital investment will help communities throughout our state to address their infrastructure needs directly and create jobs at the same time,” said Governor Quinn. “Our local communities are the backbone of Illinois and need to stay strong and keep our economic recovery going.”
The announcement is through the six-year, $31 billion program and represents the second of five $100 million annual investments to fund projects statewide.
The projects will be picked and managed locally, with the Illinois Department of Transportation providing insight.
Types of projects include street and bridge maintenance, upgraded traffic signals, new storm sewers and bike paths, sidewalk replacement and pothole repair.