SPRINGFIELD – Four area community colleges are among 15 across Illinois be receiving part of $103.5 million for infrastructure improvements according to Gov. JB Pritzker.
Pritzker announced Thursday that the money will go toward expanding existing facilities and constructing new buildings, among other projects. The investments are made possible by the Governor’s historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital plan, the most robust capital plan in Illinois history and the first in nearly a decade.
John A. Logan College in Carterville will get $3.8 million for an 8,200 square foot, two-story expansion of the west lobby building. Rend Lake College in Ina will get $5.3 million for a new allied health building including classrooms and laboratories. Shawnee Community College in Ullin will get $2 million for HVAC upgrades in building H and I on its main campus. Southeastern Illinois College in Harrisburg will get $1.7 million for development of a vocational building at an extension campus site in Carmi on land donated by the city.
In addition to $103.5 million in state funding, the 15 community colleges will receive an additional $34.5 million in local investments, bringing the total commitment to these projects to $138 million.
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August 7, 2020 at 08:59AM