Illinois announces first $24 million in ‘Back to Business’ grants Capitolnewsillinois.com



Gov. JB Pritzker announces that the distribution of the first $24 million in Back to Business, or B2B, grants during a news conference at a restaurant in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago. (Credit: Blueroomstream.com)

Thursday, September 30, 2021

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By PETER HANCOCK

Capitol News Illinois

phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com


SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker’s administration on Thursday announced the awarding of the first $24 million in “Back to Business” grants, a program funded with federal relief aid to help businesses recover and reopen from the pandemic.


The announcement took place at a Mexican restaurant in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago, Mi Tierra en la Villita, which was awarded a $150,000 grant.


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