July 14, 2020

Duckworth, Durbin Announce Nearly $2 Million for Greater Kankakee Airport


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced $1,750,000 in federal funding to the Greater Kankakee Airport to support runway rehabilitation. This investment comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The Greater Kankakee Airport will receive an additional $194,444 for the runway project through the CARES Act, making this federal investment a total of $1,944,444. 

“Investing in our airport infrastructure is vital to the strength of our state’s transportation systems and our local economies,” Duckworth said. “This funding to the Greater Kankakee Airport will help enhance safety and operations, and I’ll keep working with Senator Durbin to advocate for important federal resources so the airport can continue expanding service and support good-paying jobs for hardworking Illinoisans.”

“Small airports are vital for local economies and the communities they serve. I’m pleased this federal funding will help the Greater Kankakee Airport make needed upgrades to improve safety and efficiency,” Durbin said. “Senator Duckworth and I will continue working to bring investments like this to all corners of our state.”

Illinois is part of the FAA’s State Block Grant Program which administers AIP grants to projects at non-primary airports within the state.