A formerly suspended grant for the New Boston Campground and Riverfront Renovation Project has been released. The City of New Boston was originally given the Illinois Department of Natural Resources $400,000 grant in 2014 but had to holt the project due to the grant being suspended in April of 2015 as a result of budget struggles within the State of Illinois. The grant was put on hold for almost two years until finally being released this week.
“State Representative Don Moffit called me and said that Governor Rauner had signed the grant,” Mayor DeFrieze said. “I will soon have the authorization letter in my hand.”
Now that the grant has been released, projects can begin on the campground, including the eagle watch, new pavilion and hiking path. The city is looking to begin projects this fall as the campground begins to empty for the winter.