Chicago will build a new, $251 million Malcolm X
College and parking garage on the parking lot of the existing building,
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday.
The surprise announcement comes as the mayor’s
“Colleges to Careers” plan prepares to convert Malcolm X into a college
that prepares students to careers in health care.
Former Mayor Richard M. Daley built a new $256
million Kennedy King College and dreamed of doing the same at all city
colleges The new Malcolm X is part of a five-year, $479 million capital
plan to upgrade the City Colleges that includes $7 million for so-called
“smart classrooms,” libraries, labs science classrooms and
student-support centers. Another $135 million is to bankroll deferred
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