04/20/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Three Small Illinois Airports To Get $10M From Stimulus: Durbin

CHICAGO (AP) -- Federal authorities are setting aside nearly $10 million in stimulus money for three Illinois airports.

A statement from Sen. Dick Durbin's office on Thursday says the U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding the money in grants to airports in Rockford, Decatur and the Quad Cities.

Around $4 million will go toward renovating a taxiway at the Chicago/Rockford International Airport. The same airport will also get $1 million to expand a terminal building.

The Quad City International Airport will receive about $3.5 million for work on an existing runway. And the Decatur Municipal Airport will get nearly $800,000 to renovate its primary runway.

The funds are drawn from the $787 billion economic stimulus package that President Barack Obama signed last month.