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Articles & Local History > 2010 - PLT School Dist. To Receive $14 million


[Story extracted from news article by J. Wessner online]

Quinn Gives Money to Schools, Timing Suspect

By Jennifer Wessner Illinois Statehouse News

SPRINGFIELD–With less than two weeks until Election Day, Governor Quinn released millions of dollars to school districts around the state.. . .

Prophetstown near the Quad Cities area is in line to receive $14 million to build 29 new classrooms.  12 of those will go to the Tampico middle school and 17 to Prophetstown high school.  Tampico elementary school is also going to close, but the district is shifting those students throughout other schools.

Rep. Jerry Mitchell, R-Rock Falls said he was happy to hear the news.

“It’s really exciting for this community, it’s certainly needed,” Mitchell said. “Superintendent Rogers was really pleased and they’re certainly ready to move forward with that building as soon as possible.” . . .

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