GURNEE, Ill. – As part of her commitment to rebuild Illinois infrastructure, state Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, is highlighting an influx of state dollars for local flood prevention projects in Lake County.
“I have seen firsthand the destruction that flooding brings to families and small business owners in our community,” Mason said. “By investing in flood prevention and mitigation, our community will have the opportunity to implement effective projects that prevent or reduce flooding damage.”
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is releasing $30 million to Lake County for stormwater infrastructure projects. Mason helped secure the funding for the Lake County area, including the Village of Antioch in her district. As a part of these funds, Antioch is receiving $2.75 million that will go towards the replacement and removal of culverts in and around the village to reduce flood hazards.
“It is imperative that we have preventative and proactive measures in place to protect our community from flooding,” Mason said. “These types of infrastructure projects not only help our community become more resilient, but they also provide good jobs for local families.”
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