U of Illinois OKs $15.9M renovation for new medical school

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois has approved a nearly $16 million renovation for a new medical school at the Urbana-Champaign campus. The Board of Trustees voted Thursday to spend $15.9 million to upgrade the existing Medical Sciences Building. The facility is the future home of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. Currently the building houses a regional campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.