WAUKEGAN, Ill. — A major expansion for College of Lake County’s (CLC) Lakeshore Campus in Waukegan received a ribbon cutting Monday.

According to CLC’s website, the new student center includes:

  • 62,692 square feet of new construction
  • Support services
  • Library
  • Community meeting space
  • Welcome and One-Stop Center
  • Four general education classrooms
  • Laboratories
  • Career placement
  • Adult education
  • Four testing rooms
  • Tutoring center

Governor JB Pritzker took part in the ribbon cutting alongside CLC president Lori Suddick, Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton, State Senator Adriane Johnson, State Representative Rita Mayfield, State Representative Joyce Mason, Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart, Zion Mayor Billy McKinney, among others.

Watch the full event with all remarks in the video above.

According to CLC, the total cost of the Lakeshore Campus Student Center project is $48 million, with $35.3 million funded by the State of Illinois Capital Development Board and the remaining cost being funded by the College of Lake County.