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U of Ill. Students consider Assembly Hall fee

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Illinois' D.J. Richardson (1) looks to pass while being guarded by Ohio State's Evan Turner (21) during their NCAA college basketball game at the Assembly Hall in Champaign, Ill., on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Robin Scholz) By Robin Scholz Illinois' D.J. Richardson (1) looks to pass while being guarded by Ohio State's Evan Turner (21) during their NCAA college basketball game at the Assembly Hall in Champaign, Ill., on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Robin Scholz) By Robin Scholz

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- University of Illinois students will vote next month on a $25-per-semester fee administrators hope will raise funds to help pay for Assembly Hall renovations.

The measure is on the ballot for campus elections on March 5-6.

The News-Gazette in Champaign reports the fee would raise about $2.1 million a year.

The Assembly Hall renovation project's price tag is currently set at $160 million. The university expects to soon award a contract for architectural plans.

Students already pay $1,433 in fees every semester. That includes $544 for the Assembly Hall and other fee-supported services such as the campus recreation program. A $34 fee is used to help pay off completed renovations at Memorial Stadium.
 

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