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State grants $94 million to businesses and communities to help with pandemic losses

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced on Friday, Oct. 30, the release of $94 million in emergency relief funds for communities and small businesses statewide. 

More than $46 million in small business grants through the Business Interruption Grants (BIG) program will provide relief to offset COVID-19 related costs for over 1,200 businesses in all corners of the state. Additionally, more than $48 million in Local CURE funding has been issued to 163 local governments submitting eligible emergency costs for reimbursement. 

“This support is but one portion of the $1 billion . . .

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