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John A. Logan college to receive $1.7 Million to renovate C and E Wings

John A Logan entrance sign.

(WSIL) -- The Illinois Capital Development Board announced $1.7 million has been released for the renovation of the C and E Wings at the John A. Logan College from the state, with local matching funds supporting a total investment of $2.3 million.

The renovation work will include updates to the campuses C and E wings which contain career services, the computer lab, the veterans’ resource center, the learning resource center and more.

With funding from the capital plan, the college will replace the existing HVAC system and windows, and upgrade restrooms, lightings, and finishes throughout the buildings.

“It is the duty of elected officials to provide young people with the tools and resources they need to shape their future and achieve their dreams,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “With funding from the Rebuild Illinois capital plan, John A. Logan College will be able to complete long-needed maintenance work and complete the C and E Wings of the school, further cementing its place as a world-class institution that excels in preparing talented students for the careers of tomorrow.”

“We at John A. Logan are very excited about this opportunity. Thanks to Governor Pritzker’s Rebuild Illinois capital plan, the college will receive essential updates to provide updated learning spaces for our students. Working with CDB and our architects, we look forward to beginning this project,” said Dr. Kirk Overstreet, President of John A. Logan College.

“As an alum of John A. Logan College, I can personally attest to the value of education provided here, and to the positive impact it has on the workforce of the region. These investments will enhance the environment of the institution and reinforce the tools to both attract and produce the best talent possible,” said Representative Dave Severin (R-Marion). “I appreciate the Rebuild Illinois capital program for addressing the needs of these important institutions.”

“Today’s release of funding for infrastructure maintenance at John A Logan College is a welcomed development for the institution. As Minority Spokesperson for the Senate Higher Education Committee, I hear all too often the needs of our community college system throughout the state, and I’m thankful we’re addressing this deferred maintenance,” said Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg). “These investments are not just to cover the immediate needs of these facilities, but it’s a long-term investment in Illinois’ future workforce.”

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