The state of Illinois has awarded contracts for several big local projects this spring and summer. More than a million dollars in state money will go to complete an upgrade to the perimeter fence at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. Some federal and local money is also involved in that project.
The state will also spend nearly $300,000 to improve sidewalks around Williamsville Junior High School, and more than $300,000 on a bridge near Greenview. Governor Pat Quinn says the money comes from the state’s $31 billion “Illinois Jobs Now” public works program.