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updated: 7/25/2014 7:35 AM

Cook County to get $4.7 million for construction

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Cook County is getting more than $4.7 million from the state for construction projects, including new roofs for buildings at area colleges.

In a news release, Gov. Pat Quinn's office says the projects -- funded by the governor's $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! program -- include physical education and library buildings at Northeastern Illinois University. Also, the roofing system at University of Illinois at Chicago's engineering building will be replaced.

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Some of the money will also be spent on road projects, including resurfacing and curb and gutter repair for three-quarters of a mile of Fountainbleu Drive between 183rd Street and Kedzie Ave. in Hazel Crest. Sections of a pedestrian trail between 86th Avenue and Southwest Highway and between Ridgeland and Cicero Avenue in Palos Park and Alsip will be rebuilt.

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