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With the opening of a new building, Black College has added a new program. Thursday it celebrated the completion of the Veterinary Sciences Center on the east campus in Galva.

Property taxes for residents of the Black Hawk College district may go up next year. Thursday night the board of trustees will consider a staff recommendation to raise the tax rate by 4 1/4 per cent.

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A ten-foot tall web of yellow yarn now decorates the main parking lot at Black Hawk College in Moline. This week, as part of an inter-active public art project, students and staff wrapped yarn around poles with signs, such as "I'm a dog person" or "I speak more than one language." 

Funding for renovating both campuses will be considered Thursday night by trustees of Black Hawk College. 

The vice president for finance and administration, Steve Frommelt, is recommending the college borrow 32 million dollars for a variety of building and infrastructure improvements.

Frommelt says bonds would probably be sold in December, for eight years, with an interest rate of 2.5 per cent. And the bond issue would not add to the college's current tax levy. 

The new stop-gap budget for the state of Illinois includes some money for Black Hawk College, but less than expected. It'll receive 3.5 million dollars, thanks to last week's agreement between the governor and general assembly.

Chief Financial Officer, Steve Frommelt, says k-12 education received money to operate for a full-year, but the new budget covers only half a year for higher education in Illinois.

Budget Stalemate Affects Quad City Colleges

Jun 17, 2016
WVIK Staff

Local colleges say the Illinois budget stalemate is driving Quad Cities students away. Yesterday  State Representative Mike Smiddy joined officials from Augustana and Black Hawk colleges, to talk about the consequences of not funding higher education.

Black Hawk College Hosts Budget Forums

Jun 7, 2016
Black Hawk College's campus in Moline. Ill.
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Black Hawk College will host its annual community budget forums this week.

Before the Board of Trustees approves a budget on June 23, the college's President Bettie Truitt and Chief Financial Officer Steve Frommelt will present an overview and answer questions from the community.

For the first time since last summer, Black Hawk College will receive money from the state, but it won't be much. 

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Black Hawk College is planning to receive about 25 percent less in state aid next year. But without a budget in Illinois, college staff is struggling to plan a way to make up for the potential loss. 

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Tuition will probably go up next year for students at Black Hawk College. Thursday night the Board of Trustees will consider raising tuition by twelve dollars per credit hour, or about 9 percent.