$400 million allocated for school facility improvements in Illinois

Aug. 24, 2013
24 districts in the state will receive funds to build or upgrade campuses.

Public schools in Illinois will receive $400 million from the Illinois Jobs Now! capital program to construct new buildings, expand existing ones and replace outdated energy systems. Gov. Pat Quinn says in a news release that 24 districts will receive funding from the program this fiscal year: $307 million for school construction, $50 million for maintenance, $25 million to alleviate crowding and $20 million to boost energy efficiency. The Chicago school system will receive the largest amount--$89 million.

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