schaumburg airport 120821SCHAUMBURG – More than $175,000 in upgrades will be made at Schaumburg Regional Airport thanks to Senator Laura Murphy’s support of the Rebuild Illinois capital grant program.

“As people begin to regularly travel again, it is important our local airports are prepared for the uptick in flights,” said Murphy (D-Des Plaines). “The Schaumburg Airport is a staple of our community – providing dozens of jobs and an efficient way to support residents and the business community.” 

Approximately $105,000 will be used for fuel system installation at Schaumburg Airport and $70,000 for security gate modifications. The money granted is part of a $94 million funding project to revitalize both large and small airports across the country.

Senator Murphy was proud to support the Rebuild Illinois capital program in 2019, which created a six-year plan to update the state’s aging transportation system, create jobs and promote economic growth. The money allocated to Schaumburg Regional Airport came from the bipartisan, multi-regional plan.

“Investments made to our airports are investments made to our communities,” Murphy said. “The grants allow smaller airports in our state to make much-needed repairs, modernize their facilities and better meet the community needs.”

The Illinois aviation system is one of the largest in the nation, made up of more than 850 individual landing facilities. Illinois is home to everything from O’Hare International Airport to municipal airports and private grass strips, contributing more than $95 billion annually to the state’s economy.

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