The state is making another investment in the Illinois Clean Water Initiative. The state is giving $250 million in low interest loans to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. The money will be used to update the district’s water infrastructure and clean up area rivers.
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The loan is part of the larger $1 billion clean water initiative that was launched in October. Overall the initiative will create an estimated 28,500 jobs across the state. The state has already given $4.8 million to Pekin to upgrade their wastewater treatment facility.