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Waukegan Harbor Restoration Funding Highlighted by Democratic Leaders and EPA

From the top, State Senator Adriane Johnson, Congressman Brad Schneider, and Lake County Democratic Chair Lauren Beth Gash with U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth at Friday’s event in Waukegan. 

Lake County Democratic leaders, including Sen. Tammy Duckworth, joined EPA officials in Waukegan on February 18 to highlight $1 billion in Great Lakes funding from the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act.

This critical investment will help restore Waukegan Harbor and surrounding areas. “[T]he EPA is taking the steps necessary to finish the cleanup of Waukegan Harbor, invest in the health and well-being of Waukegan families, and return jobs, tourism, and recreation to the region,” said 10th District Rep. Brad Schneider.

Also in attendance were U.S. Reps. Lauren Underwood, Raja Krishnamoorthi, Bill Foster; and several local officials, including State Senator Adriane Johnson, Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart, and Lake County Democratic Chair Lauren Beth Gash.

See Sen. Duckworth’s press release.

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