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UPDATED 8:15 a.m. | Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington will receive $4.6 million from the coronavirus rescue package to help recover from the pandemic, the FAA announced Tuesday.

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Allegiant will add its third nonstop route to Florida from Central Illinois Regional Airport (CIRA) in Bloomington starting this summer, officials said Tuesday.

Illinoisans can now get driver’s licenses and state ID cards that comply with Real ID, the strict federal security requirements that will soon be needed for air travel.

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With paychecks for federal workers in Bloomington-Normal still lagging, the Central Illinois Regional Airport has opened a food pantry and support center.

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A decline in business travel and increased low-fare competition from Chicago’s O’Hare airport were among the factors that drove down passenger traffic at Bloomington’s Central Illinois Regional Airport in 2017.