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$101,000 headed to LaSalle Veterans Home

Published: Friday, June 21, 2013 3:30 p.m. CST • Updated: Friday, June 21, 2013 3:33 p.m. CST

LASALLE – Gov. Pat Quinn has announced a $101,419 capital investment for storm sewer improvements at the LaSalle Veterans Home.

“This work will help to address site drainage issues associated with heavy rains,” Quinn said. “It will also employ a number of construction workers, which will help the local economy.”

An earthen berm water retention basin will be built and associated underground piping and manholes will be installed. C & H Excavating Inc. of Earlville was the lowest of two bidders for the work at $101,419.

The contract was recently awarded following a competitive bidding process and addresses a critical infrastructure need while creating construction jobs. The Illinois Capital Development Board will manage the project.

“These improvements are something that the home has needed, and I’m pleased that funds are going towards improving the quality of the home that houses those who have served our country,” Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) said. “Our veterans’ homes should be given the attention they deserve when needed, like it is in this case, and it is an added benefit that it will create some jobs in the area.”

“This is a project that will bring needed upgrades to a facility that is home to local veterans,” Rep. Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley) said. “And it will boost the local economy in LaSalle County by helping put people back to work.”

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