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Governor says state will give $36 million for CLC expansion

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Gov. Pat Quinn announces Thursday the state will provide $36 million toward expansion of College of Lake County's downtown Waukegan campus.

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JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.com Gov. Pat Quinn says the state will release $36 million toward new construction and building renovations for expansion of College of Lake County's Lakeshore Campus in downtown Waukegan.

JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.com Gov. Pat Quinn was among the dignitaries for an announcement Thursday on the state releasing $36 million for expansion of College of Lake County's downtown Waukegan campus.

JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.com Gov. Pat Quinn talks about the expansion of the College of Lake County's Lakeshore Campus in downtown Waukegan. Officials said Thursday the revamped campus is targeted for completion in spring 2018.

JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.com Gov. Pat Quinn greets guests after announcing the expansion of the College of Lake County's downtown Waukegan campus Thursday.

JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.com Gov. Pat Quinn applauds as College of Lake County board Chairman Amanda Howland speaks during a gathering Thursday on the planned expansion of the school's Lakeshore Campus in downtown Waukegan.

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Stressing that two-year schools are important to education, Gov. Pat Quinn announced the state will provide $36 million for College of Lake County's long-planned Lakeshore Campus expansion in downtown Waukegan. Quinn delivered the news Thursday afternoon to a crowd of CLC officials and local leaders who gathered in a tent near where more than 100,000 square feet of new building construction and renovations of existing space will occur to create a full-service campus.
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    • Gov. Pat Quinn announces Thursday the state will provide $36 million toward expansion of College of Lake County's downtown Waukegan campus.
    • JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.com Gov. Pat Quinn says the state will release $36 million toward new construction and building renovations for expansion of College of Lake County’s Lakeshore Campus in downtown Waukegan.
    • JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.com Gov. Pat Quinn was among the dignitaries for an announcement Thursday on the state releasing $36 million for expansion of College of Lake County’s downtown Waukegan campus.
    • JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.com Gov. Pat Quinn talks about the expansion of the College of Lake County’s Lakeshore Campus in downtown Waukegan. Officials said Thursday the revamped campus is targeted for completion in spring 2018.
    • JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.com Gov. Pat Quinn greets guests after announcing the expansion of the College of Lake County’s downtown Waukegan campus Thursday.
    • JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.com Gov. Pat Quinn applauds as College of Lake County board Chairman Amanda Howland speaks during a gathering Thursday on the planned expansion of the school’s Lakeshore Campus in downtown Waukegan.
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