Pritzker and other leaders announced $30 million for critical stormwater projects on Monday. The 14 projects will help prevent pollutants from getting into the waterways in the region.
Pritzker said by protecting these waterways, it will "strengthen and revitalize all of the states' communities."
"Lake County is renowned for its natural beauty – but the waterways that make this region such a great place to live require high quality, efficient infrastructure," Pritzker said. "That’s why Rebuild Illinois is investing over $800 million to Lake County alone. By combining federal, state, and local resources – we can truly fulfill that responsibility, and in turn, strengthen and revitalize all of Illinois’ communities."
The governor said the project is being funded by the American Rescue Plan Act through the 2022 fiscal year state funding bill.
Work on the projects is set to begin this year. They include:
- Park City Flood Mitigation Storm Sewer (Park City, Waukegan)
- Highlands Neighborhood Drainage Improvements (Highland Park)
- Knollwood Subdivision Flood Mitigation and Road Improvements (Fox Lake)
- Burr Oak Stormwater Detention and Storm Sewer (Lake Forest)
- Wildwood Area Stormwater Infrastructure Improvements (Warren Township)
- Oak Spring Lane Storm Sewer Bypass (Libertyville Township)
- Sequoit Creek Channel Improvements (Antioch)
- Haryan Farm Drainage System Improvements (Grayslake)
- Skokie River Channel Improvements Phase 2 (East Skokie Drainage District, Lake Forest)
- Rockland Road Area Storm Sewer – Final Phase (Libertyville)
- Seavey Master Plan Highlands Subdivision Phase 1 (Libertyville)
- Seavey Master Plan Highlands Subdivision Phase 2 (Libertyville)
- Talbot Avenue Drainage Improvements (Shields Township)
- Dady Slough Outlet and Infrastructure Improvements (Park City, Waukegan)