Durbin, Duckworth Announce More Than $20.9 Million For Variety Of Illinois Health Care Programs And Initiatives

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced $20,946,896 for a variety of health care programs, initiatives, and community projects across the state.

“Illinois has a wide-range of programs and initiatives dedicated to Illinoisans health and well-being. To keep these programs up and running for residents, the federal government has made a significant investment in these vital services that will assist in ensuring vaccines are readily available and that hospitals are prepared for the next public health crisis,” said Durbin.

“Illinois has an outstanding slate of state and local programs to keep residents healthy, safe and protected,” said Duckworth. “I'm proud of the continued federal support that helps keep these programs properly equipped to serve Illinoisans and prepared to provide care during public health crises.”

A breakdown of the funding is included below:

  • County of Whiteside (Community Project Funding): $1,000,000
  • City of Chicago (Hospital Preparedness Program): $8,353,473
  • Council of Medical Specialty Societies (Improving Adult Immunization Rates for COVID-19 Influenza): $8,475,000
  • Will-Grundy Medical Clinic, Ltd. (Community Project Funding): $300,000