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Building Names Might be Regulated

Springfield, IL – The Illinois House narrowly approved a plan to regulate corporate naming rights of state-owned buildings. However, several state universities say the measure could hurt them. The bill prohibits corporate naming of state historic sites. However, all building names would have to be approved by an ethics commission. Schools believe that requirement would get in the way of having their buildings named after major donors. Supporters of the measure believe it would give the state greater oversight. The bill now goes to the state senate.