Impact of State Budget Impasse on the University of Illinois


Although the universities in the state’s flagship system have not yet been impacted as severely as other institutions by the ongoing state budget impasse, some significant issues are clearly surfacing.

The following is from an article by Charles Thomas and Ben Bradley on the WLS-TV website:

“On the University of Illinois-Chicago campus, the state promised 8,000 students tuition assistance but hasn’t paid a dime. The university is stepping in for now but there’s not guarantee how long they can keep it up.”

Thomas and Bradley’s complete article, “With No Budget, Rauner Delivers State of the State,” is available at:

And this is from an article on the website of channel 5NBC Chicago:

“The University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign is planning layoffs as a result of the state financial crisis, according to an email from a school administrator, marking the first time the university system’s flagship campus has…

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