Governor Pat Quinn announced Thursday a total of $179,100 in capital investments to upgrade the gymnasium at Southeastern Illinois College in Harrisburg.
The project is part of Quinn’s Illinois Jobs Now! — Quinn’s $31 billion capital construction initiative.
“Community colleges are important parts of our infrastructure, and it’s vital that people who attend Southeastern have an adequate gathering and event space,” Quinn said, in a prepared release. “This project will also employ a number of construction workers, which will help the local economy, as well.”
The work involves replacing the bleachers and refurbishing the gymnasium floor at SIC. Carroll Seating Company, Inc. of Elk Grove Village, Illinois was the lowest of three bidders for the contract with their quote of $179,100. The Illinois Capital Development Board will manage the project.
“These infrastructure upgrades will help our local economy by providing needed jobs for construction workers, and further improve Southeastern Illinois College by better meeting the needs of its students,” State Rep. Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg) said, in a prepared release. “The project will also provide Harrisburg with additional space to hold larger events, which benefits the whole community.”