State funding announced for Moline I Wireless Center

Oct 24, 2013

The state of Illinois will help modernize the I Wireless Center in Moline. Thursday, Governor Pat Quinn came to the Quad Cities to formally announce a four-million-dollar grant from the public works program, Illinois Jobs Now.

He says it's important for the state to invest in civic centers, especially this one, because of its importance to the local economy.

 “Then we want to make sure that we keep it modern, accessible, available and ready to go for families all across western Illinois, Iowa, you name it,” Quinn says.

 And he says one of the best things government can do is "build things that last a long time and help families."  

The state grant will be used to upgrade the building's lighting, security, plumbing, roof, flooring, accessibility, and climate control, plus expand the second floor concourse.Originally called the Mark, it opened in 1993.