$0 of $715 Billion will go to South Jacksonville

VILLAGE HALL (July 5, 2021)—

This is Mayor Tyson Manker. I want to update you that the INVEST in America Act passed by the House on July 1st does not include any funding for South Jacksonville, despite our best efforts.

  • On April 9, 2021, I submitted a request to Congressman Darin LaHood for “INVEST” Act funding to build a sidewalk along Hardin Avenue. HERE
  • On April 27, 2021, Congressman LaHood submitted our request for pedestrian sidewalk funding to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. HERE
    • $799,000 was requested. HERE
  • On July 1, 2021, the House passed the “INVEST in America Act” which, despite a declared focus on green energy projects, does not include any funding for the Energy-Saving VOSJ Hardin Pedestrian Sidewalk Project

An email received from Rep. LaHood’s office noted, “Committee Democrats released the list of projects they are moving forward with and unfortunately did not choose your project.” This statement is completely accurate because the Democratic majority in Congress controls the agenda, including what projects are funded by our tax dollars.

Chicago received at least $62,497,725.00 from the INVEST in America Act.

South Jacksonville received $0 from the INVEST in America Act.

Rest assured, I have only begun the fight to bring federal funding to the Village of South Jacksonville.

Many thanks to Congressman LaHood for his efforts.


Tyson L Manker, Mayor
Village of South Jacksonville

BELOW: Chicago, Illinois projects selected for “INVEST in America Act” funding can be found starting on page 36: House Rept. 117-70 – 117th Congress (2021-2022)

No.Project NameCityStateAmount
470118 N Clark Pedway ExtensionChicagoIL2,700,000
474606 Extension – Ashland Ave to Elston AveChicagoIL1,440,000
479All Stations Accessibility Program— Blue Line Irving ParkChicagoIL4,330,000
480Arterial ResurfacingChicagoIL9,357,677
481Berkeley Industrial Pedestrian ConnectorChicagoIL424,500
484Butler DriveChicagoIL4,500,000
486City of Berwyn, 16th Street Rehabilitation ProjectChicagoIL1,967,468
488Columbia BridgeChicagoIL2,000,000
489CTA—ASAP (Belmont Station)ChicagoIL3,370,000
490CTA Red Line—Loyola Station ImprovementsChicagoIL3,600,000
500Homan Corridor ImprovementsChicagoIL500,000
509Jackson Blvd Resurfacing (Desplaines to Harlem Ave)ChicagoIL800,000
510Kedzie and Lake improvementsChicagoIL500,000
516Metra Zero Emission Vehicle PilotChicago RegionIL12,000,000
517Midway Bus Terminal Electrification Concept DesignChicagoIL550,000
518N Lake Shore Drive ImprovementsChicagoIL2,000,000
519North Chicago Pace Route AccessChicagoIL508,080
523Pace Pulse South Halsted LineChicagoIL900,000
524PACE Transit Signal PriorityChicagoIL900,000
528Pulaski Corridor ImprovementsChicagoIL500,000
540Study of S. Chicago/ 79th St/Stony Island IntersectionChicagoIL800,000
542Traffic Signal Modernization—City of ChicagoChicagoIL1,350,000
547West Branch DuPage River Trail Connection from West DuPage Woods Forest Preserve to Blackwell Forest PreserveWest ChicagoIL500,000
551Zero Emission Locomotive Commuter Rail PilotChicagoIL7,000,000