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Alma Mater Nearing Completion: Statue Set to Return Sometime in April

A two-year absence of the Alma Mater statue at the University of Illinois will be over at some point next month.

Before the restoration

Before the restoration

What was supposed to be a nine-month procedure turned into a much longer and much costlier project than expected. Complications in the¬†preservation forced the workers to conduct a much more in-depth procedure. In addition,¬†the original estimate was $92,000, but the resulting cost was $360,000, nearly four times that amount. This is being paid entirely via donations to the Chancellor’s fund.

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