CARBONDALE (WSIL) — Governor JB Pritzker signed the 2020 state budget last week, and SIU leaders have big plans for the millions of dollars heading to the university system.
- $83 million will fund an expansion and renovations to the communications building.
- $56 million will go to deferred maintenance on the Carbondale campus alone.
- Overall SIU got a 5 percent increase to their operations budget at $191.5 million.
Chancellor John Dunn thanked state leaders and laid out more plans for budget money in a blog post. You can read his thoughts here.