U.S. Congressman Jerry Costello (D-IL) announced today that the Southern Seven Health Department, which serves Southern Illinois, has received a $500,000 Community Facility Direct Loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Office of Rural Development. The funds will be used to purchase and renovate a building in Anna to be utilized as a new health department facility.
"These funds help us meet the challenges of providing quality health care services in Southern Illinois," Costello said. "I will continue working to ensure that agencies in our area are considered for these resources."