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updated: 4/17/2014 4:57 PM

Governor announces Lake, McHenry projects:

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Gov. Pat Quinn announced Thursday that $6.9 million in state taxpayers' money will be spent on bridge and road projects for Lake and McHenry counties. About $2.5 million in Illinois Jobs Now! cash is pegged for rehabilitating the Route 132 bridge over the Des Plaines River in Gurnee. Quinn said a low bid of $167,321 has been received for tree pruning, removal and landscaping on Route 22 from Milwaukee Avenue east to I-94. In McHenry County, Bunker Hill Drive in Algonquin will be improved from Square Barn Road to Saratoga Circle for about $1 million. About $1.5 million will go toward improving Jandus Cut Off Road in Cary. "These projects will improve traffic flow and safety in Lake and McHenry counties, which benefits everyone," Quinn said.

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