Lincoln Hall at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne may be receiving asbestos abatement in the near future. The building, constructed in 1909, contains a great deal of asbestos throughout. This year, Governor Pat Quinn has asked for and the legislature has passed $57.3 million in the budget for asbestos abatement and renovation of Lincoln Hall.
The governor now needs to sign off on that money to allow the school to use it. However, until that occurs, the university is taking matters into their own hands through another revenue source. Once the budget is signed, the university will be able to accept bids for the abatement and renovation project, making the building much safer.
If you or someone you know has been exposed to asbestos, contact the Illinois mesothelioma attorneys of Williams Kherkher at 800-781-3955.