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Pritzker highlights higher education funding in “Rebuild Illinois” plan

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (HOI) – Governor JB Pritzker is traveling across the state this week to celebrate Illinois’ first capital spending plan in 10 years. The focus on Wednesday was funding for higher education.

Pritzker has set aside $3 billion for colleges across the state, but $100 million will go to a quantum physics facility at the University of Illinois in Champaign.

But, the Governor says there are plenty of other projects coming.

“Our other state universities are also part of what makes Illinois the best state in the nation for higher education,” said Pritzker. “So, we’re putting new science buildings on the campuses of Western Illinois and Eastern Illinois. We’re rehabbing the library at Illinois State.”

Pritzker says community colleges will also get assistance. $680 million is set for maintenance projects on those campuses.

Mike Miletich

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