The surprise announcement comes as the mayor’s
“Colleges to Careers” plan prepares to convert Malcolm X into a college
that prepares students to careers in health care.
Former Mayor Richard M. Daley built a new $256
million Kennedy King College and dreamed of doing the same at all city
colleges. The new Malcolm X is part of a five-year, $479 million capital
plan to upgrade the City Colleges that includes $7 million for so-called
“smart classrooms,” libraries, labs science classrooms and
Another $135 million is to bankroll deferred
At a news conference at Malcolm X, the mayor said
construction of the new college will create up to 2,000 construction
jobs. Even more important, it will upgrade antiquated facilities.
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