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Gov. Pritzker in Cairo, Ill. for inland port project announcement

Published: Aug. 5, 2021 at 11:01 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 5, 2021 at 4:50 PM CDT
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CAIRO, Ill. (KFVS) - Governor JB Pritzker was in Cairo on Thursday, August 5.

He made a stop at Fort Defiance at 12:15 p.m.

The governor announced the next step toward creating a new river port.

The labor contracts were signed for contractors who will build the port.

Almost exactly one year ago, Pritzker was in Cairo to make a $40 million announcement to build a new inland port at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.

Earlier on Thursday, Pritzker was scheduled to sign a bill which will remove financial barriers to hygiene products for women and girls.

More details on this legislation is expected to be released later.

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