The Governor's Office is announcing an investment of more than 542-thousand dollars to improve campus accessibility at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Governor Pat Quinn says the work is "so all students, staff and visitors can have equal access to the university's services and programs." He says it will also provide construction jobs "which will help the local economy."
The work should start next month and includes restroom changes, new signs, more handicapped parking, wheelchair accessibility and other improvements.
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