Chicago State University gets $40 million to create extension campus on city's West Side

Aug. 31, 2009
Legislators allocated funds, but school officials know nothing about plans for new campus

From The Chicago Tribune: The president of Chicago State University was scanning the newspaper before an executive staff meeting when he did a double-take. Frank Pogue learned his South Side school would be building an extension campus on the West Side, and state lawmakers were allocating $40 million for it. Legislators -- not academics -- proposed the Chicago State West Side campus, which became part of a huge public works program signed into law this summer.

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