Sturgis awarded grant to rehabilitate historic buildings

State Rep. Matt Lori said a state grant has been awarded to Sturgis as part of a development that will transform three historic buildings into a restaurant and sports bar.

Lori said the Community Development Block Grant in excess of $1 million will help finance the city’s West Chicago Development Project. The funds will be used to correct structural issues and rehabilitate the dilapidated buildings, restoring their historical character.

Of the 50 jobs this project is expected to create, 26 will be dedicated to low- to moderate-income workers, Lori noted

The city of Sturgis will administer the grant and contribute $150,000 toward the project by burying overhead electrical lines behind the building that will enhance the rear entrance of the facility.

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