052214 js 0399VILLA PARK — DuPage County parks will see new construction and improved facilities as a result of a $7.1 million investment announced by Governor Pat Quinn.

The grants are a portion of the $50 million made available through the Parks and Recreational Facility Construction program, administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.   

“This project will deliver numerous benefits to DuPage County by providing new jobs, improving our landscape and encouraging our citizens to adopt a healthy lifestyle,” Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) said.

These investments—given to help local governments with the costs of developing and improving parks and recreational facilities – will be granted to four DuPage County Park Districts.   

The Addison Park District will receive $1,812,526 to renovate the Community Park Recreation Center on East Oak Street. Improvements will be made to the climate control system, facility lighting and windows.  Interior floor space will be reconfigured to provide a larger, more functional space for recreation programs and the existing gym area will also be renovated. The total estimated project cost is $3,484,000.

The Bartlett Park District will receive $975,000 to renovate the Schrade Gymnasium on Stearns Road. The project includes improvements to the gymnasium, an elevator and the renovation of multi-purpose rooms. The total estimated project cost is $1.3 million.

The Hanover Park Park District will receive $1,878,100 to construct a recreational field house on Arlington Drive. The facility will be used for indoor soccer, lacrosse and basketball as well as summer camps. The total estimated project cost is $2,504,240.

The Roselle Park District will receive $2,477,200 to demolish the existing Turner Park Field House on Roselle Road and construct a new 8,855-square-foot recreation center. The project also includes site improvements and a new outdoor pavilion. The total estimated project cost is $3,303,000.

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CHICAGO – A recently signed law gives units of local government more certainty about when they’ll receive payments from the state.

State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) sponsored the legislation that would speed up transfers from the state to the Local Government Distributive Fund, which helps bankroll city and county operations.

“From my time as a village president, I know the unique challenges facing local government and it’s been a priority of mine to improve how the state treats its cities and counties. Governments can plan and provide improved services if they know when this money is coming,” Cullerton said.

The new law, House Bill 961, requires the state comptroller to transfer money destined for the LGDF into the fund no more than 60 days after the state treasurer certifies the amount to be moved.

Streamlining the LGDF payment process has been a priority for the Illinois Municipal League and  the DuPage Mayors and Managers for many years.

Local units of government collectively receive 6 percent of individual income tax and 6.86 percent of corporate income tax collected by the state annually.

The law took effect immediately.

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