Friday, February 12, 2016

Come March, budget battle to leave Chicago State University broke - DAVID MERCER and CHARLES REX ARBOGAST, The Associated Press

Like all of Illinois' nine public universities, Chicago State University is waiting for long-overdue state funding. Come March, though, the predominantly black school on Chicago's South Side says it won't have the money to pay its employees. The problem at Chicago State is shaping up as a wider higher-education funding crisis due to the six-month budget standoff between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic leaders in the General Assembly. All of Illinois' public universities have cut spending while they plead with the state to get the money flowing before they have to further — and drastically — cut programs.

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