Circulating plans for downtown university

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Early plans to put a university in the downtown area have started to circulate.

Both the University of Illinois at Springfield and Southern Illinois University have shown interest, but it would require a lot of work. The mayor and the universities do not have a concrete plan, but the idea would require relocating some area businesses. The mayor says a public forum will be announced in the coming weeks to gauge interest.

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