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    Default Governor FINALLY releases Illinois First Money!

    Top story today was that the governor finally figured out that he HAD to release the legislative initiative money from 2-1/2 years ago because it was a signed agreement between the state and the agency getting funding.
    I don't think he figured that out all by himself. Me thinks some lawyers were involved.
    195 million dollars finally will find its way to the projects that they were earmarked for.
    Galesburg RTC will finally get its $30,000.
    Monmouth had a new ladder truck tied to this money.
    Our department had $25,000 to equip our station with emergency power.
    It has been so long that I am going to have to go back and read the grant application.
    But, I am not doing the happy dance just yet. We haven't seen the check...
    But it sounds like it will.
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    Well once the check comes Monmouth will be doing dance in the street. Alexis is going to have to brush the dirt off the truck sitting in the shed.....

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    We even had the cardboard "big" check in hand for the press conference.

    I won't hold my breath that we'll see the money coming our way...

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    Are we going to get the check for our station? We're on our third mayor since that app got submitted. They'll probably say that we already built it so we don't need the money now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jboczek
    Are we going to get the check for our station? We're on our third mayor since that app got submitted. They'll probably say that we already built it so we don't need the money now.
    Jack;
    I have been told by a very reliable source that the money will now go to retire debt on the approved projects(per DCCA agreement).
    It is widely known in Springfield that several departments went ahead with their purchases only to be hung out to dry by the gov.
    I know that several fire trucks were started and then put on hold because the DCCA funds were put on hold.
    We have our agreement. I am going to have it matted and framed.
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    Is there a complete list anywhere indicating what projects will indeed be funded?

    Like I said, I'm not holding my breath. Could be due to the fact that one of our chiefs edited the picture of everyone holding the gigantic check and smiling with a giant red NSF across the face of the check, and sent it to every politician he could think of. That probably built good will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by npfd801
    Is there a complete list anywhere indicating what projects will indeed be funded?

    Like I said, I'm not holding my breath. Could be due to the fact that one of our chiefs edited the picture of everyone holding the gigantic check and smiling with a giant red NSF across the face of the check, and sent it to every politician he could think of. That probably built good will.


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    Quote Originally Posted by npfd801
    Is there a complete list anywhere indicating what projects will indeed be funded?

    Like I said, I'm not holding my breath. Could be due to the fact that one of our chiefs edited the picture of everyone holding the gigantic check and smiling with a giant red NSF across the face of the check, and sent it to every politician he could think of. That probably built good will.
    He has apparently not read the book "How to Win Friends & Influence People"

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    Do you know of a website that lists everyone that is getting the money? My village is waiting for $80,000 + of the money.

    This is the first I've heard that blago released the money.

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    Look its around election time and here comes the flood of money. What a shock!

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    I heard someone around here was getting a large chunk of it. Anyone know who?
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