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Gov. Pritzker Announces $17.5-Million to Renovate Shuttered Rend Lake Resort in Southern Illinois

GOVERNOR J-B PRITZKER IS ANNOUNCING FUNDING FOR THE LONG-AWAITED RENOVATION OF REND LAKE RESORT IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS.

 

THE RESORT OPENED IN THE 90'S BUT WAS SHUTTERED IN 2016 AFTER MOLD WAS FOUND IN SEVERAL AREAS. THE GOVERNOR SAYS THIS 17 AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS IN FUNDING WILL RESTORE THE SITE TO ITS FORMER GLORY.

 

 

REPRESENTATIVE DAVE SEVERIN OF BENTON.

 

 

REND LAKE IS THE SECOND LARGEST OF THE STATE’S THREE MAN-MADE LAKES WITH 19-THOUSAND ACRES OF WATER AND 162 MILES OF SHORELINE. THE RESORT USED TO ATTRACT MORE THAN TWO MILLION VISITORS ANNUALLY.

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