CHICAGO, Ill. -- Governor Pat Quinn on Wednesday announced a $9 million investment to improve local airports in Illinois, including airports in Peoria, Pekin and Galesburg.
Governor Quinn says that $7.3 million of the project is coming from the Illinois Jobs Now program and is expected to create hundreds of construction jobs.
“Airports are a local economic engine for communities, regional trades and professional services, and are essential to making sure Illinois remains competitive in today’s growing economy," Governor Quinn said in a statement.
The Mt. Hawley Airport in Peoria will be receiving $410,000 in state and local funds to rehabilitate their hangar taxiways.
The Pekin Airport will receive $280,000 in funds to rehabilitate the airports west ramp.
The Galesburg Airport will receive $86,000 to rehabilitate their pavement.