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La Salle County receives grant for nursing home flood wall

Posted by wlpo on October 23, 2014

When the Illinois River floods enough, it’s hard to reach the La Salle County Nursing Home and Highway Department. A levee is being extended behind the buildings to handle future flooding.

A good chunk of the project is being paid for with a state grant worth $450,000. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity announced the grant recipients Thursday. La Salle County Engineer Larry Kinzer had estimated the wall to cost $750,000 and was hoping the county would receive a grant.

Also receiving grant money to prevent flooding and water problems is Tonica. They are receiving $350,000 for a lift station upgrade.

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