Others are probably much more familiar with the idea for Chicago State to create a second campus somewhere on the West Side, but my impression was that this plan was long dead due to other needs at the university. In today’s Chicago Tribune, however, there’s a story about the “pork” projects in the recently passed state budget. According to the Tribune, “The new pot of money allowed lawmakers to approve $3.1 billion in projects, which varied from $50,000 for a firetruck in Rockford to $40 million for a Chicago State University campus to be built somewhere on the city's West Side.”
I’m certainly not completely familiar with all of the various long-term plans at the university, so can anyone enlighten us about this? What do others think about the idea of creating a second campus? It seems to me that the current campus has so many infrastructure needs that we should be focusing on meeeting those needs rather than looking at creating an entirely new campus.