As part of ongoing infrastructure improvement projects across the state, yesterday it was announced that 15 Illinois community colleges will receive more than $103.5 million to expand existing facilities and construct new buildings, among other projects.
McHenry County College in Crystal Lake has been awarded $15.8 million for the construction of a 52,000 square foot facility to house a new career, technical and manufacturing center. The new facility highlighting the college’s focus on career readiness by expanding its trades and manufacturing oriented programs.
Other community colleges awarded funding include:
Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg/Knox County: $422,700 for road resurfacing on a significant portion of Tom L. Wilson Blvd on campus.
College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn/DuPage County: $3.3 million for grounds and retention pond improvements including bank stabilization of three ponds and construction of observation platforms.
Danville Area Community College in Danville/Vermilion County: $2.3 million to remodel 32,500 square feet of space at the Clock Tower Center, a building from the early 1900s and for rehabilitation of Ornamental Horticulture Building, including additions to the greenhouse.
Harper College in Palatine/Cook County: $42 million for a one stop admissions and campus student life center and related improvements.
John A. Logan College in Carterville/Williamson County: $3.8 million for an 8,200 square foot, two-story expansion of the west lobby building.
Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield/Sangamon County: $3.8 million to renovate and expand the student services center in Menard Hall.
Lincoln Trail College (Illinois Eastern Community Colleges) in Robinson/Crawford County: $8.4 million for construction of a technology center, providing classroom and laboratory space for several of its technical programs.
Morton College in Cicero/Cook County: $4.9 million for parking lot expansion and lot, road and walkway replacements, including lighting and landscaping.
Olney Central College (Illinois Eastern Community Colleges) in Olney/ Richland County: $2.3 million for an applied technology center for allied health field instruction and increased computer labs.
Rend Lake College in Ina/Jefferson County: $5.3 million for a new allied health building, including classrooms and laboratories.
Shawnee Community College in Ullin/Pulaski County: $2 million for HVAC upgrades in buildings H and I on its main campus.
Southeastern Illinois College in Carmi/White County: $1.7 million for development of a vocational building at an extension campus site in Carmi on land donated by the city.
Spoon River College in Macomb/McDonough County: $6.1 million to expand and renovate the Taylor and Centers buildings at its Macomb campus, which house career and technical education and nursing programs.
Triton College in River Grove/Cook County: $1.7 million for new energy efficient windows at its four-line buildings.