- October 1, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
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
Over 500 small businesses in 146 cities receive financial help in reopening
By PETER HANCOCK
Capitol News Illinois
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.
“This is a tremendous…