The Kankakee YMCA has secured state funding to improve handicap accessibility at the facility.
The announcement was made by State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee) on Tuesday, who backed bill HB64 for funding for the project. As a result of the bill, the local YMCA will see $44,000 to make their facility entrance handicap accessible.
“I supported this bill because state money is used for local projects. The YMCA asked me several years ago for assistance in securing funds to make their facility handicapped accessible. It took a while, but am happy to announce I did secure funding through this bill and the YMCA will be accessible to all,” said Parkhurst. “I spent a lot of time at the YMCA growing up and am glad to ensure the facility remains open and accessible to our entire community.”
The YMCA has stated it will use the grant money for upgrades to the entrance and sidewalks for handicap accessibility.