NORMAL, Ill. -- Governor Pat Quinn is keeping the arts alive through a new capital investment program.
On Thursday at Illinois State University, the governor announced the state is investing $54 million in the school to build a new fine arts complex.
The money will be used to help either renovate or replace three buildings on the school's campus.
Governor Quinn said the investment will not only foster new construction jobs in the area, but also the arts.
"I'm sure there are many talented people out there in theater and art and music and dance. And it is important that we have education that stirs the soul and that's what this fine arts complex will do," said Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (D).
The first $7.5 million dollars of the project will be used for designing and planning the new state of the art facilities.