Legislation Signed by Governor to Transfer former Animal Lab to Kaskaskia College




State Representative John Cavaletto announced that House Bill 1744 was signed into law by Governor Bruce Rauner to transfer ownership of the former Animal Disease Testing Lab in Centralia to Kaskaskia College for one dollar. If the college ever were to close or decided not to use the building for educational purposes, then ownership would revert back to the state.

“I am very pleased that a perfectly good building that sat empty and unused for too long has been converted into the Agriculture Department home at Kaskaskia College,” said Rep. Cavlaetto. “This is one of those situations where we were sad to see the local testing lab closed but that closure created an opportunity to help the college in its needs for more space for educational programs,” Cavaletto added.


Pictured with Governor Bruce Rauner at the Capitol are (l-r): State Rep. Charlie Meier (108th District); George Evans, Dean of Career and Technical Education; Bill Hawley, Chairman of the Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees; State Rep. John Cavaletto (107th District); Aaron Heinzmann, Agriculture Professor; Dr. Penny Quinn, President of Kaskaskia College; Bill Waggoner, Agriculture Professor; Greg Labyak, Vice President of Instruction Services; Nancy Kinsey, Vice President for Administrative Services; and Laura Wedekemper, Member of the Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees.