March 26, 2022

Duckworth Highlights How American Rescue Plan is Helping Mitigate Flooding in DuPage County


[BURR RIDGE, IL] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today met with West Suburban  officials and residents to discuss how federal support from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) will help alleviate stormwater and flooding issues in Burr Ridge. Duckworth met with Village of Burr Ridge officials including Mayor Gary Grasso, , Village Trustee Pro Tem and Stormwater Committee Chair Guy Franzese, Trustee Anita Mital, Village Administrator Evan Walter and others to learn more about a planned culvert repair project to improve drainage to avert flooding along Elm Street and Elm Elementary School. Photos from today’s meeting are available here.

“With the American Rescue Plan—thanks to Democrats and President Biden—we were able to provide necessary resources for our hardest-hit small businesses, help our schools safely re-open and boost support for local municipalities in every corner of our state,” said Duckworth. “And while not a single Republican voted for this bill, every American is benefitting from it as its impacts are felt in so many aspects of our daily lives, like here in Burr Ridge where residents will see much-needed relief from stormwater flooding. I was proud to support the American Rescue Plan one year ago, and I’m going to keep working for policies that help our small businesses, support our working families, and allow our economy to thrive.”

“The need for sustainable infrastructure improvements is greater than ever. With the financial support for these projects provided through the American Rescue Plan Act, meeting this need is now within reach for communities like Burr Ridge,” said Walter. “When federal, state, county and local levels of government work together and produce successes like the Elm Street Culvert project, we can create the necessary change today for a better tomorrow for all of us. We are grateful for Senator Duckworth’s vision regarding sustainable infrastructure and support for communities such as Burr Ridge.”

Duckworth proudly supported the American Rescue Plan, which was signed into law by President Biden last March. The ARP put money into the pockets of working families and continues to support hard-hit small businesses, help schools stay open safely, provide local municipalities with necessary resources and improve testing and vaccine distribution programs.