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Gov. J.B. Pritzker in Rockford Thursday to announce employment recovery grant

ROCKFORD — Gov. J.B. Pritzker will make a stop in Rockford Thursday morning to discuss employment recovery in the area.

The governor will host a press conference at 10 a.m., at the Workforce Connection, 303 N. Main St. downtown. He is scheduled to speak on the Employment Recovery the agency is set to receive to benefit 75 dislocated workers.

Although details have not been released, funds awarded locally are part of an $8.3 million federal COVID-19 relief grant awarded to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

Rockford Advocate will stream the event on its Facebook page.

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