Governor Quinn Announces Investment in Two Area Projects

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Governor Pat Quinn on November 1st announced a $2 million investment in housing non-profit La Casa Norte for construction of a community center and shelter facility in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. Saturday’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to keep Illinois youth safe, create jobs and drive economic development in every part of the state. La Casa Norte’s new facility will include housing and support services to address the needs of low-income families, and youth and families struggling with homelessness. The cornerstone of the new facility will be the Pierce House, which will be made up of 25 supportive housing units.

Quinn also announced a $2 million investment to construct a new community health center in the Garfield Park neighborhood in Chicago. The funds included in Governor Quinn’s Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program, will allow the state to reduce healthcare spending and save taxpayer dollars. The $2 million state investment will help the Lawndale Christian Health Center construct the 24,000-square-foot, two story West Garfield Park Health and Wellness Center, which will provide additional services to Chicago residents. The center will include 10 exam rooms, space for behavioral health services and wellness and exercise space.

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