McCombie: Black Hawk College & Sauk Valley Community College to Receive State Capital Funds

State Representative Tony McCombie announced on Tuesday that the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (GOMB) has signed off on Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) release of $11.3 million statewide for community college capital projects in the first round of this funding to be released in this fiscal year.

The release includes $237,460 to Black Hawk College for roof replacement and $154,285 to Sauk Valley Community College to assist with air handler replacement campus wide.

“These are life/safety improvements that will address decaying infrastructure as well as increase safety for students and employees,” said Rep. Tony McCombie. “I am pleased this funding is being released and I know it will be put to good use by both colleges.”

Black Hawk College will be putting up $209,640 in local funds to complete the project and Sauk Valley Community College will be putting up $2,245,715 in local funds.

“Infrastructure investment is a catalyst for job creation and economic development,” said Gov. Bruce Rauner. “We signed a bipartisan budget in June that includes funds for improvement projects that benefit local businesses and residents. This kind of investment is how government can play a positive role in the Illinois economy.” ####