Chicago Heights, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Prairie State College (PSC) was awarded $5,275,000 in capital improvement funding thanks to the efforts of local legislators including Representative Al Riley, 38th District; Representative Anthony DeLuca, 80th District; Representative William Davis, 30th District; Representative David Miller, 29th District; Senator Toi Hutchinson, 40th District; Senator M. Maggie Crotty, 19th District; Senator Edward Maloney, 18th District; and Senator Martin Sandoval, 12th District.
The funding allows PSC to perform various maintenance projects that have been deferred. No capital funding has been approved during the last six years.
According to PSC President Eric C. Radtke, the funds will be used for repairs to roofs, boilers and heating systems, exterior brickwork, electrical systems, and elevators.
“These are not the most exciting or visible projects, but if they are not addressed they will only get worse and cost even more to repair,” said Radtke.
The funds have not been released, pending signing of the capital bill by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.
“We are extremely grateful to our local legislative delegation for their support on this funding,” said Radtke. “We look forward to making these much needed improvements.”
PSC Board of Trustees Chairman Mark Fazzini agreed the state support is crucial, “We cannot thank our legislators enough; they worked hard to make available additional funding for much needed maintenance. These funds will help our staff strengthen PSC facilities so we can provide quality services to our students.”
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