U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the House Committee on Appropriations and Chair of the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee, announced that he has secured more than $16.5 million in Community Project Funding in the Fiscal Year 2023 appropriations government funding package, which has now passed the House and Senate. The bill is headed to the President’s desk for signature. This success builds on the ten projects Quigley secured funding for in the FY22 funding package, meaning he has now brought home more than $26.8 million dollars for local projects.
“I’d like to thank Congressman Mike Quigley for supporting our parks and securing funds for trail development along the Chicago River and restoration work for the Lincoln Park Conservatory,” said General Superintendent & CEO Rosa Escareño. “The new multi-use trail will provide his constituents and the city with increased access to the riverfront while upgrades to the Conservatory will help preserve this historic gem for future generations. These investments reach beyond improving our parks and truly enhance recreational experiences for Chicago residents, particularly for our youth and their families.”