$6 million worth of good news for MBC

The bitterness Museum of Broadcast Communications president/CEOBruce Dumont felt over ex-governor Rod Blagojevich’s broken promise to help fund a new home for the Museum of Broadcast Communications was washed away by a $6 million grant to get the museum building underway.

The same Senate bill #1181 that appropriated the $5 million grant for Chicago Film Studios included the MBC grant.

As soon as the check is cut, construction can begin on the 62,000-sq. ft., museum at 400 N. State St.

When completed, the new museum will be an environmentally innovative building and the first public museum in Illinois to earn a gold rating from the U.S. Building Council LEED certification program.