- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - Northeastern Illinois University has unveiled a $27 million building in northwestern Chicago that will host computer science and justice studies classes.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports (https://bit.ly/YKU2Xi ) the Tuesday event drew politicians such as Mayor Rahm Emanuel and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin to the modern blue and yellow building, called El Centro. The school says the building serves the Latino community through bilingual outreach programs and workshops.

El Centro is one of four Northeastern campuses. It offers most classes in the evenings and on weekends to cater to working students. Social work and special education classes will also be located in the building.

Durbin told a crowd of hundreds that the building symbolizes the future of diversity in the city. He says institutions like the university help immigrants and their families succeed.

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Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, https://www.suntimes.com/index

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