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Oak Lawn to start huge water improvement project


Photo courtesy of Gov. Pat Quinn's office.

Photo courtesy of Gov. Pat Quinn’s office.


Gov. Pat Quinn and Oak Lawn officials broke ground Wednesday at the village’s main pumping station, signaling the start of a major project to improve Oak Lawn’s water distribution system that also provides 12 other suburbs with drinking water.

At the ceremony, Quinn also signed a law that will increase funding from $1 billion to $2 billion for his Clean Water Initiative, which is designed to deter flooding across the state and protect Illinois’ drinking water by helping municipalities repair or replace infrastructure…Please click here to read Nick Swedberg’s story in the Southtown Star, or here to read a related press release from the Governor’s Office.

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