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April 18, 2014
IMSA gets $6.5 million from state for residence hall upgrades (Beacon News)
Residence halls at the Illinois Math and Science Academy in Aurora will see a major facelift. The $6.5 million work will renovate all seven residence halls at IMSA’s campus, Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday in announcing the project. It will include upgrades to climate control, electrical and plumbing systems, and window replacement.

SIU board considers tuition freeze at Edwardsville campus (Belleville News-Democrat)
CARBONDALE — While administrators are asking for a 5-percent increase in tuition, the board of trustees at Southern Illinois University is leaning toward freezing tuition rates at their current rate. Read more here: http://www.bnd.com/2014/04/17/3166745/siu-board-considers-tuition-freeze.html?sp=/99/166/179/#storylink=cpy

Rocky and Marilyn Wirtz donate to Northwestern's theater program (Crain's Chicago Business)
Wirtz Corp. President Rocky Wirtz and his wife, Marilyn, are endowing a performing arts program at Northwestern University's School of Communication, where Mr. Wirtz earned his bachelor's degree in 1975.

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