Day in history for August 17, 2004

1979 -- 25 years ago
An expansive renovation of Rock Island's oldest housing project, Arsenal Courts, will begin sometime this fall, according to Rock Island Housing Authority Executive Director Leonard Hunt. More than $5 million will go toward installing new doors, locks, windows, kitchen cabinets, floors, and reroofing all 305 units. The project will be funded with revenue bonds, which have not yet been issued.

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