Illinois Capital Development Board

Building a Better Illinois


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  • Rebuild Illinois

    Governor JB Pritzker signed the State’s first long-term capital package, the “Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan,” into law, marking the first time since 2009 that the State has had a comprehensive capital plan in place. Rebuild Illinois will make $45 billion of investments in roads, bridges, railroads, universities, early childhood centers, and State facilities over the next six years, creating and supporting an estimated 540,000 jobs over the life of the plan and revitalizing local economies across the State.

  • COVID-19 Updates

    The recent health crisis has caused some changes to CDB operations and ongoing projects. The safety of our staff, vendors, and the public at large is our top priority. Design work is continuing and being performed in a way that does not jeopardize the health of the design professionals working on the projects. As new information becomes available, CDB will provide updates on our website.

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Building Codes and Regulations Codes and RegulationsCDB is tasked with identifying local building codes and publishing them on our website. All municipalities with a population of less than 1,000,000 or a county adopting a new building code or amending an existing building code must, at least 30 days before adopting the code or amendment, provide an identification of the code, by title and edition, or the amendment to the CDB.
CDB Prequalification and Vendor Registration Prequalification and Vendor RegistrationCDB offers opportunities for firms to provide design, construction, and construction program management services on CDB projects throughout the State of Illinois.
Art-in-Architecture Illinois General Assembly created the “Art-in-Architecture” program in 1977. The program’s purpose is the “promotion and preservation of the arts by securing suitable works of art for the adornment of public buildings constructed or subjected to major renovation by the State or which utilize State funds, and thereby reflecting our cultural heritage, with emphasis on the works of Illinois artists.” The works of art created through the program become part of a permanent art collection for the people of the State of Illinois.


  • Capital Development Board Meeting

    July 14, 2020 Due to Covid-19 Emergency, the Capital Development Board will have their Board Meeting via Webex. Please go to, chose Join a Meeting, and then meeting number.
  • Initial DPI Informational Virtual Session

    CDB Invites you to the Initial DPI Informational Virtual Session Excellence In Design Project to construct the Discovery Partners Institute for Education and Research.
  • Minimum Safety Procedures at CDB Jobsites

    We recognize the uncertainty and concern regarding the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and appreciate the essential construction services our contractors and design firms are providing to the State at this time.
  • April 14, 2020 Board Meeting Canceled

    The Capital Development Board of the State of Illinois hereby gives notice of cancellation of the April 14th, 2020 Board meeting scheduled for 11:00 a.m
  • Life Safety Code

    NFPA 101 Life Safety Code (2015 Edition) will take effect January 1, 2020

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