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Gov. Pat Quinn announced road and airport construction projects in seven northern Illinois counties worth more than $8 million.

The approved projects include a detention basin at DeKalb’s airport and pavement patching and resurfacing on Interstate 39. The projects are part of the Illinois Jobs Now! construction program.


Illinois governor Pat Quinn announced a 51-acre expansion to Starved Rock State Park. The land will provide additional wildlife space and serve as a buffer to protect the park.

The project is funded by the Illinois Jobs Now program created by Quinn.

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Governor Pat Quinn says DeKalb County will get more than $1.4 million for road improvements. One project involves the widening and resurfacing of Bethany Road between North First Street and Meadow Trail West in DeKalb. Another project will replace parts of a bridge carrying Township Road 61 over the Kishwaukee River west of Illinois Route 23. The money comes from the state's capital construction program.

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$1.6 billion worth of transportation projects got the go-ahead today when Governor Pat Quinn signed a major capital improvements bill.