Wounded veterans facility at UI to be built next year

Construction of a first-of-its-kind university facility for wounded veterans will begin on the University of Illinois' Urbana campus in 2013, Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday.

From news-gazette.com:

Quinn came to the UI to announce that the state would provide $4 million of the $12 million needed to build the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education. UI graduate and Chicago businessman Ron Chez already has pledged $6 million, and the UI is working with donors to raise the final $2 million.

UI trustees are expected to approve construction of the facility, to be located at 908 W. Nevada St., U, at their January meeting.

The three-story center will include residential units for 12 to 14 veterans, offices for support programs, tutorial support spaces, a fitness center, a teaching kitchen, a lounge and a conference room.

Read more: http://www.news-gazette.com/news/politics-and-government/2012-12-06/wounded-veterans-facility-ui-be-built-next-year-quinn.html



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