University of Illinois discusses updating Illini Union

Illini Union


URBANA — The University of Illinois aims to renovate and expand its historic Illini Union built during the Great Depression.

A feasibility study conducted in February spurred plans for a top-to-bottom renovation, The News-Gazette reported. The study showed when compared to 14 similar institutions, the Illini Union is below average for space allocated to student programming, flexible lounge areas, student organization meeting spaces and conference or break-out space.

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