Funding to Repair Aging Facilities Made Possible by Governor Pritzker's Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Capital Development Board today announced $431,250 has been released from the state towards the upgrade of exterior doors at Lincoln Land Community College, with local matching funds supporting a total investment of $575,000. The funding will help address deferred maintenance projects on the Lincoln Land Community College campus that have been stalled due to a lack of investment by previous administrations. Made possible by Governor Pritzker's bipartisan capital plan, the first in nearly a decade, the renovation work will create good jobs and economic opportunities for residents in the surrounding community. CDB will oversee the project's renovation under the protocol for state-appropriated capital projects.
"It is the duty of elected officials to provide young people with the tools and resources they need to shape their future and achieve their dreams," said Governor JB Pritzker. "With funding from the Rebuild Illinois capital plan, Lincoln Land Community College will be able to complete long-needed maintenance work on the exterior doors, improving campus facilities for both students and staff."
"I am thankful to the State of Illinois for funding the installation of an electronic locking system on exterior doors at Lincoln Land Community College," said CDB Executive Director Jim Underwood. "The Rebuild Illinois capital plan is essential to upgrading and improving facilities throughout the state."
"I'm excited to see that the capital plan is continuing to invest statewide dollars on much-needed projects in Central Illinois," said State Senator Steve McClure (R-Springfield). "Lincoln Land Community College is a major asset to our community and an important driver of economic growth."
"Today's release of maintenance funding to Lincoln Land Community College is welcomed progress for the institution. As member of the House Appropriations – Higher Education Committee, I frequently hear the needs of Illinois' community college system, and I'm thankful the State is choosing to invest in our future with projects like this," said State Representative Mike Murphy (R – Springfield).
The historic Rebuild Illinois capital plan passed with bipartisan super-majorities and will invest $45 billion in roads, bridges, railways, universities, early childhood centers, and state facilities like the new crime lab and veterans' homes, creating, and supporting an estimated 540,000 jobs over the life of the six-year plan and revitalizing local economies across the state.
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