State Farm Center Renovations

University of Illinois trustees meeting July 24 in Chicago voted to boost the budget for a  renovation by $4.5 million – from $165 million to $169.5 million.

A rendering

About $133 million in contracts have been awarded so far for the architect; construction manager; plumbing, heating and air-conditioning contractors and more.

The next round of contracts to be awarded is for video boards, a new scoreboard, marquee, snow-guard work and amendments to the professional service and construction management contracts, according to the News-Gazette.