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Groundbreaking at Rend Lake College's Pinckneyville campus

PINCKNEYVILLE, IL (KFVS) -

The Rend Lake College Murphy-Wall Pinckneyville Campus is expanding.

School leaders broke ground on a new science and computer center at the campus on Wednesday morning.

The new 1,365 square foot science lab will allow students to obtain an Associate Degree by taking all their classes at the Pinckneyville campus. Right now, students have to take science lab classes at the main campus in Ina.

School leaders hope to have the new lab in operation by Fall semester 2011.

The expansion is funded through donations to the RLC Foundation. School leaders said it will cost about $400,000.

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