July 21, 2006

Durbin brings home $1.2 million in bacon to the IL Quads

If you weren't careful, you may have overlooked the tiny 3.5" column tucked away next to the fold on page A12 of today's Dispatch/Argus, but it reveals that Sen. Dick Durbin has gotten $1.2 million appropriated for the Quad Cities.

I'm not sure what "River Tech Boulevard" is exactly, but a cool million has been appropriated for it. The piece says it will allow flood-proof access to the proposed WIU riverfront campus, if it's ever built.

I trust this doesn't involve raising River Dr. in any way or messing with the parkway.

Durbin also announced $200,000 for a bike trail in Carbon Cliff.

Savanna is to get $200,000 for the Great River Trail as well.

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At 7/21/2006 10:08 PM, Blogger demgorilla said...

Senator Dick Durbin proves over and over and over that he is a fantastic U.S. Senator who gets things done for the Quad Cities.
Thanks, Senator, for helping us with the critical WIU-QC Riverfront Initiative.


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