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Funding for southern Illinois projects included in Senate budget

Senator Durbin
https://www.durbin.senate.gov (Provided)
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)

178 million dollars for Illinois projects is included in the U.S. Senate's budget for fiscal year 2023.

In Southern Illinois, several education and workforce programs will receive funds in the budget proposal, including a mobile manufacturing training lab at Kaskaskia College, creation of a new Center for Rural Health at the SIU School of Medicine, and for Shawnee Community College to expand a commercial truck driving program to Metropolis and Cairo.

Other projects include technology updates for the city of Carbondale's police department, upgrading the historic Liberty Theater in Murphysboro to comply with ADA requirements, replacing Centralia's outdated water main, technology upgrades for Rides Mass Transit, and the rehabilitation of East Grand Avenue in Williamson county.

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