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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Begins Renovations After 'Rebuild Illinois' Investment

CHICAGO (CBS)-- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus is getting a big renovation thanks to money from the state's "Rebuild Illinois" program.

The state dedicated more than $500 million dollars to the U of I system for construction, renovations and maintenance. This includes some big projects at the main campus downstate.

The interior of Altgeld Hall will be transformed into a modern facility while leaving the historic exterior intact.

Gov. JB Pritzker announced the renovations will take place in four phases. Another building, Illini Hall, will be replaced with a new facility. The new hall with house a data science center.

The first phase of construction began last month.

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