Construction Watch: $300 million for community college projects to be fast-tracked from Illinois capital program

By: | July 26, 2019
College of DuPage in Illinois is receiving priority capital improvement funding from the state for grounds and pond improvements after going for years without state money for construction.College of DuPage in Illinois is receiving priority capital improvement funding from the state for grounds and pond improvements after going for years without state money for construction.

Billions of dollars are earmarked for dozens of community college campus projects in Illinois’ capital improvement budget despite a more than 21% statewide drop in enrollment from 2014 to 2018. After years of not receiving any state money for construction, more than $300 million is being fast-tracked for 24 community college projects as part of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Rebuild Illinois campaign. Read more.

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The College of Charleston in South Carolina filed suit against one of its developers that claims water is getting into the 17-year-old Marcia Kelly McAlister Residence Hall and causing damage. Read more.