Lipinski Brings Hundreds of Thousands in Federal Funds to Chicago Ridge & Oak Lawn

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 projects in Chicago Ridge and Oak Lawn.

"I am happy to be bringing money home that will aid police in doing their job, expand access to educational programs for area youth, and help provide counseling services to local residents," 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 Chicago Ridge Police Department to upgrade law enforcementequipment, software, and technology
  • $190,000 for the Children's Museum in Oak Lawn to provide educational programs
  • $285,000 for Oak Lawn Family Service to provide counseling services to area residents
  "I would like to thank Congressman Lipinski for all his hard work in securing this important funding for the Village of Chicago Ridge," said Chicago Ridge Mayor Gene Siegel (pictured at left). "These funds are going to make our community safer, and I'm proud that Congressman Lipinski echoes my priority of providing for the safety and security of the citizens of Chicago Ridge."
"The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn appreciates Congressman Dan Lipinski's support in our Explore and Soar programming," stated Adam Woodworth, Executive Director of the Children's Museum in Oak Lawn.
"This funding will be critical in providing educational, hands-on experiences for children and their families. The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn utilizes the Illinois Learning Standards in exhibit and program creation. These are the same standards the that Illinois State Board of Education requires Illinois Schools to follow when developing local curriculum. We appreciate the confidence Congressman Dan Lipinski has in the work we do."
(March 11, 2009) 


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