RFD to receive $14.7 million from Illinois Comptroller

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) will receive $14.7 million from the office of Illinois Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza.

The comptroller's office says the money was held for years before the 2020 Illinois state budget was signed into law.

The money will help support RFD's Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facility, which opened a few years ago. The airport was paying up to $100,000 a month on interest payments to cover the state's share.

“The people of the Rockford area have waited long enough for the money they were promised for the Chicago Rockford International Airport,” Comptroller Mendoza said. “Keeping our transportation facilities competitive and modern is a priority, and so is keeping our promises.”

Funding comes from old capital funds that were approved several years ago, according to the comptroller's office.