Lipinski Brings $100,000 in Federal Funds to Forest Park

Today, President Obama signed into law the Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act which contains approximately $6.5 million for local projects secured by Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-03), including money for the Village of Forest Park.

"I am happy to be bringing money home to aid the Forest Park Police in continuing their fine service," stated Rep. Lipinski. "I worked closely with local leaders and elected officials to identify the needs of communities across the Third Congressional District, and I am pleased to bring back a significant amount of money for worthwhile projects that will have a direct impact on the daily lives of local area residents."

The FY 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act includes funding for several projects requested by Rep. Lipinski, including:

  • $100,000 for the Village of Forest Park Police Department to install and upgrade law enforcement equipment and technology

"In these pressing economic times, it's great to have an advocate like Congressman Lipinski in Washington to work on behalf the people of Forest Park," stated Forest Park Mayor Anthony Calderone. "This grant will allow the Village to make necessary upgrades to our public safety department and will unquestionably lead to better, more effective law enforcement. On behalf of the residents of Forest Park, we are very appreciative of the work the Congressman has done to obtain this grant for our community."

(March 11, 2009)


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