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Ill. gets $146 million for military construction

CHICAGO – The U.S. Senate has approved more than $146 million for military construction projects in Illinois.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said the projects were included in President Barack Obama’s 2012 budget.

The money has been slated to fund a $10 million training and support facility for the Army National Guard in Normal and changes to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Army Reserve Center in Homewood.

Durbin’s office also said $12.8 million will be used for the Army Reserve Center in Rockford.

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