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NBC Chicago: New Malcolm X College Part of $479M City Colleges Boost

2/21/2012 12:00 AM

Chicago's city colleges are getting a big boost, the mayor announced Tuesday.

The schools will receive $479 million for renovations, including a new Malcolm X College to replace the 41-year-old building, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said. The cash infusion is part of the system's new "College to Careers" initiative.

The new college will focus on the healthcare field, home healthcare and nursing. Emanuel's office estimates there will be 84,000 healthcare-related job openings in the Chicago area in the next eight years. 

Full article at NBC Chicago