Tourism grant awarded to Fort de Chartres

On March 8 Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) awarded $4.6 million in grant funding to 20 local tourism organizations across the state. This funding was awarded through the Tourism Private Sector Grant Program as part of the state’s continued effort to boost tourism and welcome more visitors to Illinois.

Locally, receiving a grant for $44,205 was the Fort de Chartres Colonial Market Fair, the annual Fort De Chartres Rendezvous and Winter Rendezvous.

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