COPY-Bustos, Durbin announce $700,000 grant for Rockford airport
Rep. Cheri Bustos and Sen. Dick Durbin announced today a nearly $700,000 in federal funding that will go to the Chicago Rockford International Airport.
The grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration.
Funding will be used to construct a 30,000 square yard cargo apron to meet the demand for additional aircraft parking at the airport.
"Today's announcement will bring the necessary upgrades to Chicago Rockford International so it can continue to serve Northern Illinois residents and remain one of the state's busiest hubs for local businesses," Durbin said.