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State universities would receive $465.3M for capital projects under Rauner budget

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By LGIS Newsfeed | Jun 11, 2018


Nearly 6 percent of the governor's 2019 capital budget request would fund Illinois state university projects, according to a state analysis.

In all, the budget includes $465.3 million for higher education capital projects.

All of the funds would come from bond money through the state's capital development fund.

University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen

The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability analysis lists Gov. Bruce Rauner's funding priorities and analyzes how it would affect the state's long-term debt. Rauner included $7.8 billion for capital projects for 23 agencies.


Higher education capital projects

This list includes projects requiring new appropriations and do not include reappropriations for ongoing capital projects

WIU: construct Performing Arts Center$89,000,000
NEIU: construct Education Building$79,000,000
U of I, Chicago: construct/equip Chemical Sciences Building$68,000,000
ISU: renovation of the Fine Arts Complex$61,900,000
CSU: grant for construction of Westside campus$39,000,000
U of I: statewide capital renewal$24,100,000
CSU: upgrades and renovations$22,700,000
CSU: construction of Early Childhood Development Center$14,000,000
NEIU: capital renewal$10,600,000
U of I, Chicago: capital renewal$10,100,000
WIU: construct and renovate at Quad-City Riverfront Campus $9,000,000
NIU: capital renewal$6,800,000
U of I, Springfield: renovation & construction of Public Safety Building$5,500,000
EIU: capital renewal and upgrades $4,800,000
ISU: capital renewal$4,000,000
SIU, Carbondale: capital renewal$3,800,000
NIU: construct Computer Science & Technology Center$3,100,000
SIU, Carbondale: Communications Building$2,800,000
U of I, Champaign-Urbana: capital renewal$2,500,000
SIU, Edwardsville: capital renewal$1,700,000
GSU: capital renewal$700,000
WIU: capital renewal$700,000
U of I, Springfield: capital renewal $600,000
SIU, School of Medicine: infrastructure upgrades$500,000
SIU, Carbondale: construct Transportation & Education Center$300,000
U of I, Champaign-Urbana: construct Computer & Engineering Facility$100,000
Source: Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability Capital Plan Analysis FY 2019, released April 2018

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