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U. of Illinois airport gets state money for work

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By 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.

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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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