Illinois Gets $146 Million for Military Projects

Sunday, Jul 24, 2011  |  Updated 9:51 AM CDT
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Illinois Gets $146 Million for Military Projects

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Senator Dick Durbin announced the military money Sunday.

The U.S. Senate has approved more than $146 million for military construction projects in Illinois.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says the projects were included in President Barack Obama's 2012 budget.

The money has been slated to fund a $10 million training and support facility for the Army National Guard in Normal and changes to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Army Reserve Center in the southern Chicago suburb of Homewood.

Durbin's office also says $12.8 million will be used for the Army Reserve Center in Rockford.

The largest chunk of money, more than $107 million, will be used for a new heating system and health clinic at the Great Lakes Naval Station in northern Illinois.

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