House Speaker Boehner stumps for Mike Bost in Marion, IL - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

House Speaker Boehner stumps for Mike Bost in Marion, IL

ILLINOIS (KFVS) - Speaker John Boehner of the U.S. House of Representatives campaigned for Mike Bost on Tuesday, Oct. 28.

Bost is a candidate for the Illinois 12th District Congressional seat.

The event was at The Pavilion in Marion, Ill. from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The current U.S. congressman for the 12th district, Bill Enyart, announced several grant projects on Tuesday.

 "At this point the candidate can't really do much," Boehner said. "Now, it's up to all of you."

He said the projects go directly to southern Illinois and include building and repairing roads and sewer systems, to hospital upgrades and the construction of new businesses.

"We got to make sure that the vote gets out," Bost. "People are ready for a change. But it's feeling good, the momentum going good."

The awards are provided through the DRA States' Economic Development Assistance Program.

They include:

  • Prairie du Rocher-Modoc Levee, Phase IV, Prairie du Rocher: This phase of levee construction will Complete slip-lining of the final 4 of 11 gravity drains. DRA: $100,000; Leveraged Public Investment: $20,000; Total Project Cost: $220,000.
  • Baldwin 5th Street Improvements, Baldwin: Improvements to Baldwin's Fifth Street roadway from the southern village limits to northern limits to improve upon damage from heavy truck traffic. DRA: $100,000; Leveraged Public Investment: $19,200; Total Project Cost: $211,600.
  • Herrin Lift Station Upgrades, Herrin: Upgrade of two existing sanitary sewer lift stations and replacement of a forcemain to increase the capacity for businesses around developed areas. DRA: $100,000; Leveraged Public Investment: $743,000; Total Project Cost: $943,000 (5 jobs to be created; 11 jobs to be retained).
  • Community Health & Emergency Services, Cairo: Purchase of equipment necessary to implement an optometry/ophthalmology program for residents of Cairo and Alexander County. DRA: $112,500; Leveraged Public Investment: $16,442; Total Project Cost: $141,442.
  • I-57 Airport Business Park, Benton: Construction of a new roadway for access to 37 acres of land for the development of the Benton I-57 Airport Business Park. DRA: $115,287; Leveraged Public Investment: $14,418; Leveraged Private Investment: 550,000; Total Project Cost: $129,705 (3 jobs to be created and 3 jobs to be retained).
  • Southern Illinois Airport Authority Fiber Optic Extension, Carbondale: Fiber optic and sewer extension at the airport technology park for the current tenants and needed infrastructure to attract a new agri-business opportunity. DRA: $54,961; Leveraged Public Investment: $60,000; Total Project Cost: $120,000.
Copyright 2014 KFVS. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly