Gov. Pat Quinn's Illinois Jobs Now capital construction program will be used to improve roads in Iroquois and Ford counties. The funds are part of the $6.4 million to be distributed through the program to repair municipal, township and county infrastructure in eastern Illinois
The funds are in addition to the annual motor fuel tax revenues that counties, townships and municipalities are scheduled to receive this year.
Ford County is expected to receive a total of $246,923. Iroquois County and its townships and municipalities will receive a total of $553,597.
Each project will be selected and managed locally, with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) providing oversight.
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