Governor Pat Quinn has announced $3.4 million in grants to colleges and universities in Macon, Macoupin, Morgan, and Sangamon Counties. This is part of $90 million set aside this fiscal year in the Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program to address the critical needs of the state’s private colleges and universities.
The schools may use the funds for infrastructure improvements. So far under Governor Quinn’s Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program, private universities have received $200 million to address their capital needs.
The institutions in the area that will receive Illinois Jobs Now! Funding include: Millikin University in Decatur, Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois College and MacMurray College in Jacksonville, and St. John’s College in Springfield.