Les Amis du Fort de Chartres receives grant for annual events

On March 8, Les Amis du Fort de Chartres was informed that an Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Tourism Private Sector Grant was awarded for the 2024 annual special events at Fort de Chartres.

This grant award was one of 14 across the state for this 2024 DCEO tourism grant program that was created to attract, host, and improve existing or develop new events, festivals, and tourism-related projects across Illinois. The Illinois DCEO Tourism Private Sector Grant funding supports new, expanded, or enhanced events and festivals in areas such as advertising and marketing, transportation, building, entertainment, and more.

For more on this grant, please see this week’s print edition.