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IVCC Seeks Community Aid In Preserving Campus Barn

Illinois Valley Community College is turning to locals to preserve an aging dairy barn on the south end of campus.

The LaSalle News-Tribune reportsthe structure is in need of between $66,000 and $92,000 worth of repairs.

Officials say it's difficult to justify renovation when the college is already making extensive cuts.  However, trustee Laurie Bonucci says demolishing the barn at the same time IVCC started an agricultural program is poor timing. 

Bonucci says she'll begin seeking community support for the repairs.  She also pledged to commit a barn quilt with IVCC's colors and mascot once the building is restored.