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U. of Illinois airport gets state money for work

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Associated Press

CHAMPAIGN -- The state of Illinois is providing an $841,000 grant for construction work at the University of Illinois' airport.

Gov. Pat Quinn's office said Thursday the money will pay for new roadways and a new parking lot surface at Willard Airport in Savoy. The town is just south of Champaign.

An Urbana construction company, Cross Construction, won the bid to do the work.

Quinn's office said the money came from a $31 billion capital program, Illinois Jobs Now!

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