CAIRO, IL (KFVS) - The town of Cairo, Illinois is getting support from Illinois officials.
U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) are asking President Trump to form a Cabinet-level task force to address the housing, health and economic crises in Cairo.
According to the Senators, because the Federal government played a significant role in the city's economic decline, it should also play an active role in its revival and recovery.
"Cairo was once home to bustling industries that supported local communities but, over the past century, has suffered a steady economic decline," wrote the Senators. "Unlike many similarly situated communities, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) had a role in Cairo's economic decline, and therefore, the federal government should play an active role in its recovery and revival… We hope that convening a new task force of relevant Cabinet members focused on the needs of Cairo will result in a plan to achieve our shared goals, as it is vital that the federal government does everything it can to promote the revitalization of this community."
Their letter to the President is below: