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Van Pelt looks ahead to local infrastructure improvements as governor signs Rebuild Illinois plan

vanpelt 022119CHICAGO – State Senator Patricia Van Pelt is excited about upcoming infrastructure improvements in the 5th District after Gov. JB Pritzker signed the $45 billion “Rebuild Illinois” capital funding plan into law today.

“Our roads, bridges, transit systems and community service facilities will finally get dedicated resources to renovate and modernize,” Van Pelt said. “This plan will reinvigorate our neighborhoods and create good jobs as well.”

A list of projects set for Van Pelt’s district includes improvements and replacement of HVAC, roofs, plumbing, fire control and a range of other repairs and construction at locations such as the Women’s Treatment Center, Garfield Conservatory, Safer Foundation and Chicago Bulls College Prep.

“My constituents rely on these services and repairs and improvements are long overdue,” Van Pelt said. “Along with the additional construction funding for schools and transportation, the Rebuild Illinois plan will create jobs and boost commerce in our city.”

Locally and statewide, some projects will begin as soon as design and engineering phases are complete; other projects will be funded over the next few years. New funding approaches mean projects will continue to be funded as needed each year going forward.

Sen. Patricia Van Pelt

 Senator Patricia Van Pelt

5th Legislative District

Years Served: 2013 - Present

Committee assignments: Agriculture; Criminal Law; Energy and Public Utilities; Public Health (Chairperson); State Government.

Biography: Born Nov. 12, 1957, in Chicago. Bachelor’s degree, Roosevelt University (1996); master’s degree, Spertus Institute (1996); doctorate, Capella University (2009); earned her CPA. Currently CEO of TARGET Area Development Corp. She has one child.

Associated Representatives:
Melissa Conyears-Ervin
Arthur Turner