Pritzker Administration Awards $4 Million In Grant Funding For Projects Along Route 66

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SPRINGFIELD – Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today announced $4 million in grant awards for various projects across the state designed to spur tourism, bolster educational opportunities, and support an increase of Electric Vehicle (EV) travel – which will create and modernize attractions along the Mother Road leading up to the 100th Anniversary of Route 66. This grant – which was open to Illinois’ Certified Convention and Visitor Bureaus (CVBs) – was awarded to Great Rivers and Routes CVB, Heritage Corridor CVB, Visit Oak Park CVB, and Springfield CVB for innovative projects that span Route 66 throughout the state. “These projects honor the history of Route 66 while also building for the future with new attractions and upgrades that benefit communities across Illinois,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “I can’t think of a better way to prepare for Route 66’s centennial celebration

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May 16, 2022 at 11:55AM

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