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[AUG. 7, 2004]  SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich announced Friday that 63 fire departments and fire districts will receive no-interest loans to purchase firetrucks under the state's new Revolving Fire Truck Loan Program. Fire protection districts for Latham, Stanford, New Holland and Green Valley are among those receiving loans.

"It's critical that our local fire departments and districts have the best equipment and vehicles available as they work to protect the citizens of Illinois," Gov. Blagojevich said. "I'm very pleased that we can help these front-line responders get the firetrucks they need through this new program."

The Fire Truck Revolving Loan Program, administered by the Office of the State Fire Marshal, provides no-interest, 20-year loans to local fire departments and fire protection districts for the purchase of firetrucks. The maximum loan award is $250,000.

More than 230 loan applications were submitted earlier this spring for consideration. A nine-member review committee comprising representatives of the banking industry and the fire services made the selections based on need.

State Fire Marshal J.T. Somer said the new program is a tremendous opportunity for local fire departments and districts to purchase much-needed firetrucks without assuming a large financial burden. "Obviously, these trucks are very expensive, and we are glad to be able to help lessen the financial burden through these no-interest loans."

Somer also expressed gratitude for the review committee members for their "tireless work" reviewing the many applications.

The loan program was created by Public Act 93-0035, signed by the governor on June 24, 2003.

A list of loan recipients and their loan amounts follows.

Applicant, city; request

Golconda City Fire Department, P.O. Box, Golconda, IL 62938; $51,000

Sheffield Fire Protection District, South Church St., Sheffield, IL 61361; $200,000

Reading Community Fire Protection District, 1624 S. Vermillion St., South Streator, IL 61364; $80,000

Mount Sterling Fire Department, 145 West Main St., Mount Sterling, IL 62353; $155,000

Bellmont Volunteer Fire Protection District, P.O. Box 20, Bellmont, IL 62811; $118,700

Lee Community Fire Protection District, 103 E. Lee Road, Lee, IL 60530; $199,000

Mendota/Troy Grove Rural Fire Protection District, 620 Main St., Mendota, IL 61342; $155,000

Village of Robbins Fire Department, 3327 W. 137th St., Robbins, IL 60472; $225,000

Village of Carrier Mills Fire Department, 101 N. Mill St., P.O. Box 165, Carrier, IL 62917-2157; $150,000

Browns Fire Department, Water St., Browns, IL 62818; $ 44,976

Vienna Fire Department, P.O. Box 1442, Vienna, IL 61995; $199,000

Beardstown Fire Department, 1119 Edwards St., Beardstown, IL 62618; $250,000

New Holland Fire Protection District, P.O. Box 57, New Holland, IL 62671; $175,000

Green Valley Fire Protection District, 106 N. Church St., Green Valley, IL 61534; $84,300

Camargo Countryside Fire Protection District, P.O. Box 166, Camargo, IL 61919; $210,000

Iuka Fire Protection District, 116 S. Front St., P.O. Box 7, Iuka, IL 62849; $95,000

Sparta Fire Department, 107 E. Jackson St., Sparta, IL 62286; $200,000

Alhambra Community Fire Protection District, 514 E. Main St., Alhambra, IL 62001-0024; $195,000

Beaverville Fire Protection District, 108 Donovan St., P.O. Box 218, Beaverville, IL 60912; $120,000

Dieterich Fire Protection District, 102 W. Section St., P.O. Box 117, Dietrich, IL 62424; $ 41,000

Roxanna Fire Protection District, 400 S. Central Ave., Roxana, IL 62084; $250,000

Liberty Fire Protection District, P.O. Box 204, Liberty, IL 62347; $ 30,000

Lansing Fire Department, 19300 Burnham Ave., Lansing, IL 60438; $220,000

Patoka Fire Protection District, 202 W. Fayette, Patoka, IL 62875; $250,000

 

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Rossville Area Fire Protection District, 106 W. Attica St., Rossville, IL 60963; $140,000

East Dubuque Fire Department, 183 Sinsinawa Ave., East Dubuque, IL 61025-1218; $76,500

Cissna Park Fire Protection District, 206 N. Second St., Cissna Park, IL 60924; $204,609

Kankakee Fire Department, 385 E. Oak St., Kankakee, IL 60901; $200,000

Arcola Fire Protection District, P.O. Box 305-117 W. Main St., Arcola, IL 61910; $250,000

Oakwood Fire District, Box 57, Oakwood, IL 61858; $196,187

White Hall Volunteer Fire Department, 116 E. Sherman, White Hall, IL 62092; $235,000

Gifford Fire Protection District, 103 N. Main, P.O. Box 164, Gifford, IL 61847; $250,000

Leonore Volunteer Fire Department, 107 E. Monroe St., P.O. Box 264, Leonore, IL 61332; $150,000

Crescent-Iroquois Fire Protection District, P.O. Box 189, Crescent City, IL 60928; $115,000

Germantown Rural Fire Protection District, 300 Prairie St., Germantown, IL 62245; $220,000

Allin Township Fire Protection District, 104 W. Main, Stanford, IL 61774; $200,000

Brocton Fire Protection District, 113 E. Third St., Brocton, IL 61917; $159,700

Papaineau Fire Protection District, P.O. Box 295, Papaineau, IL 60956; $ 40,000

Lewistown Fire Protection District, P.O. Box 311, Lewistown, IL 61542; $140,000

Merrionette Park Fire Department, 3165 W. 115th St., Merrionette Park, IL 60803; $50,000

Fairbury Fire Department, 320 W. Locust St., Fairbury, IL 61739-1068; $185,000

City of Robinson Fire Department, 400 S. Jackson, Robinson, IL 62454; $249,749

West City Protection District, 1000 Blakely St., West City, IL 62812; $150,000

Chester Fire Department District, 1330 Swanwick, Chester, IL 62233; $120,000

Leland Fire Protection District, Box 291, Leland, IL 60531; $250,000

Strasburg Fire Protection District, Box 153, Strasburg, IL 62465; $140,000

Warren Fire Department, 110 S. Warren St., P.O. Box 584, Warren, IL 61087; $225,000

Hutton Fire Protection District, 21049 Westfield Road, Charleston, IL 61920; $75,259

Flanagan-Graymont Fire Protection District, P.O. Box 11, Flanagan, IL 61740; $250,000

Sublette Fire Protection District, 300 Richmond, P.O. Box 136, Sublette, IL 61367; $200,000

Peoria Heights Fire Department, 4901 N. Prospect Road, Peoria Heights, IL 61616; $250,000

Worth Fire Department, 7116 W. 11th St., Worth, IL 60482; $250,000

Milledgeville Fire Protection District, P.O. Box 153, Milledgeville, IL 61051; $230,000

Fairview Fire Protection District, 680 Church St., Fairview, IL 61432; $200,000

Charleston Fire & Rescue, 404 10th St., Charleston, IL 61920; $250,000

Cuba Fire Protection District, P.O. Box 267, Cuba, IL 61427; $60,000

Catlin Fire Protection District, P.O. Box 977, Catlin, IL 61817; $91,564

Latham Fire Protection District, P.O. Box 78, Latham, IL 62543; $190,000

Table Grove Fire Protection District, 601 S. Broadway, Table Grove, IL 61482; $105,000

Wayne City Fire Protection District #1, 201 W. Smith St., Wayne City, IL 62895; $100,000

Beckemeyer-Wade Township, 610 Louis St., Beckemeyer, IL 62219; $58,500

Waltonville Fire Protection District, P.O. Box 14, Waltonville, IL 62894; $5,000

Fairfield Rural Fire Protection District, R.R. 5, Box 5, Fairfield, IL 62837; $29,000

[News release from the governor's office]

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