Coronado receives $15,000 grant to replace marquee lightbulbs

Published: Jan. 13, 2020 at 10:42 PM CST
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The most famous marquee in Rockford will shine even brighter thanks to a new grant through the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois.

The Coronado is getting nearly $15,000 to update the LED technology of its iconic marquee sign. 2500 lightbulb fixtures will be installed to replace the current outdated compact fluorescent bulbs.

The new LED technology will bring back the historic look of the clear filament bulb while adding energy efficiency. The grant from the foundation's community arts and humanities fund will cover all the costs of the upgrade.