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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 26, 2004

Governor awards $726,000 to the Field Museum of Natural History
Museum getting upgraded heating and cooling system

CHICAGO- Governor Rod R. Blagojevich today awarded $726,000 to the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago for renovations to the museum’s central heating and cooling plant. The Governor also recently announced a $5 million grant to the Field Museum for a 200,000 square foot expansion and renovation project.
                       
“The Field Museum has been fascinating and educating children and adults alike for over 110 years and this work will ensure the facility can continue to handle the hundreds of thousands of people who visit each year in a safe, comfortable and energy-efficient environment,” Governor Blagojevich said. 
 
The Field Museum launched a multi-million renovation to the central heating and cooling plant in order to provide adequate levels of climate control throughout the existing parts of the museum and for the new expansion.  The renovations will also provide lower cost and environmentally low impact heating and cooling using state-of-the-art technology.
 
“I’d like to thank the Governor for helping us preserve the history at the Field Museum. These renovations will make sure the thousands of artifacts, collections and exhibits that are the museums’ main attractions remain protected through proper climate controls,” said State Representative Lou Jones.


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