Illinois Capital Development Board Announces Over $1 Million in Funding to William Rainey Harper College Towards the Renovation of the HVAC System

Funding to Repair Aging Facilities Made Possible by Governor Pritzker's Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan

PALATINEThe Illinois Capital Development Board today announced over $1 million has been released from the state towards the renovation of the HVAC system at William Rainey Harper College, with local matching funds supporting a total investment of $1.7 million. The funding will help address deferred maintenance projects on the William Rainey Harper 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, William Rainey Harper College will be able to complete long-needed maintenance work on the HVAC system, improving campus facilities for both students and staff."

"I am thankful to the State of Illinois for funding the improvements to the steam condensate system, which includes the replacement of condensate stations, pumps, and flash tanks in select buildings," said CDB Executive Director Jim Underwood. "The Rebuild Illinois capital plan is essential to upgrading and improving facilities throughout the state."

"I appreciate this attention being given to the infrastructure needs of Harper College, and I'm certain those using the campus will appreciate the improved conditions brought by a new HVAC system," said State Representative Thomas Morrison (R – Palatine).

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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