Construction begins on new ECE building

Soon after the beginning of the year, a fence was put around the site of the new ECE building. Topsoil was then removed (which will be stored for future reuse). Excavation of the basement has begun.

Photos of the events through January are available in our photo gallery.

In addition to our building campaign site, we will be posting occasional photos of the construction to the ECE Facebook page. And you can watch the construction process live on our webcam. (Please note that the webcam works best with Firefox, Chrome, and Safari Internet browsers.)

As you watch the building go up, though, please remember that our fundraising for this project continues. Private funding is still needed to reach our fundraising goal for this building project. To “do your bit,” please visit the Building Campaign for ECE ILLINOIS site.

Interested in making a pledge over five years or want more information? Contact Beth Katsinas, Director of Advancement, at or (217) 265-6285.