BOURBONNAIS – The Village of Bourbonnais has been awarded $3 million dollars in grants under the $45 billion dollar Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) “Rebuild Illinois” plan Monday.
The historic plan was enacted by Governor Pritzker and is the state’s first comprehensive capital plan in over a decade. Money awarded under the DCEO grants go towards investments to modernize public infrastructure statewide, boost tourism, and accelerate business development and jobs for communities.
“I am thrilled to announce that we are doubling last year’s investment in our Downtowns and Main Streets Capital Grant program to include over 50 communities throughout Illinois to modernize downtowns, address long-awaited infrastructure needs, and boost local economies — in turn, bettering the quality of life for our state’s residents,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “With that upgraded infrastructure comes economic opportunity: more jobs, more business growth, and more money pouring into the communities that need it most — and that’s what Rebuild Illinois is all about.”
The Village of Bourbonnais grants will go towards Bourbonnais Community Campus and Village Green improvements.
Over $12 million in grants have been awarded locally so far. Bradley joins Bourbonnais in receiving $3 million which will go towards Route 50 corridor improvements. Other local communities to receive funds under the plan include the Village of Peotone which will see nearly $2.5 million which will go towards Downtown Street reconstruction and streetscape projects.
“A survey of our residents last year indicated that a downtown remodel was a high priority for the majority of the respondents. This grant will make a huge improvement in our downtown experience, will support our existing businesses, and will attract new business to our historic downtown.” Peotone Mayor Pete March said in a statement Tuesday afternoon.
The City of Joliet will also get $3 million which will go towards construction of “City Square” on Chicago St corridor.