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Pritzker announces $250 million in grants for small businesses


Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a $250 million grant program for small businesses on Wednesday, calling the measure a “great step forward” to stimulating economic growth statewide and helping businesses recover from the pandemic.

Pritzker announced the back-to-business grants at The Hatchery, a food and beverage business incubator in East Garfield Park, where he was joined by state Senate President Don Harmon, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, state legislators and members of the business community.

“Last summer, our state was one of the earliest in the nation to get sizable pandemic relief out to residents quickly and efficiently,” Pritzker said. “Today we’re kicking off the latest program in our slate of initiatives to support recovery for small businesses and for working families.

“Further accelerating our economic recovery, today we’re announcing $250 million in back-to-business grants to help small businesses all across…

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