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Ill. Schools Hope for State Construction Money

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The shower the Cahokia High School football team uses has holes in it where workers have had to repair leaky pipes (KWMU photo)

By Tom Weber, KWMU

Cahokia, Ill. –

Cahokia High School is falling apart.

The 50-year old building sits just minutes from downtown St. Louis, on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River. But it sits on ground made up of a lot of sand, which means some parts of the building have settled differently than others.

Officials know they can't afford a new high school with only local tax money, so they've been looking to the state Legislature for help.

But as KWMU's Tom Weber reports, that help is probably not on the way any time soon.

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