Stadelman Rebuild Illinois

ROCKFORD – The City of Rockford will be seeing an investment of over $720,000 in improvements headed to the Coronado Performing Arts Center to preserve and repair the nearly 95-year-old landmark's facade thanks to support from State Senator Steve Stadelman of the states major infrastructure plans.

"The restoration of the Coronado was an early catalyst in the revival of downtown Rockford that has occurred over the last two decades and that is essential to our economic growth as a region," Stadelman (D-Rockford) said. "Public affection for the Coronado drove its successful rebirth at the turn of the 21st century, and I believe strongly in protecting that investment."

A total of $720,265 has been allocated to the city of Rockford through the next distribution of Rebuild Illinois program grants, and the project in Rockford aims to stabilize and restore the façade of Coronado Performing Arts Center. The Rebuild Illinois program is also investing $1,480,730 into Loves Park for water main extension projects.

The Stadelman-backed multi-year infrastructure plan – Rebuild Illinois – brings forth a total of $1.5 billion spread out in six installments to be invested over three years to advance municipal, township and county projects across the state. Projects include road and bridge improvements, traffic signal upgrades, new storm sewers and bike paths, sidewalk replacements and other long-term maintenance needs.

“These investments are needed for many of our communities and will go along way in serving the residents of Rockford.” Stadelman said. “It is important we support the Rebuild Illinois Plan and provide resources to our communities to improve and rebuild our support systems.”

Another $200,000 in state capital funds has been designated by Stadelman to support ongoing preservation of the Coronado. Those funds will be released sometime after the state's new fiscal year starts July 1.

A full list of projects funded by the Rebuild Illinois plan can be found by visiting the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s website.