Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Lack of Illinois budget means furloughs, lay offs for Illinois universities - Sarah Tisinger, WQAD

University officials are urging Illinois lawmakers to pass a state budget, saying nearly a year without state support has led to layoffs, students struggling to pay tuition without grants and high schoolers considering going elsewhere for a degree. Southern Illinois University expects to lay off several hundred employees if it loses over $45 million in state funding in the budget for fiscal year 2017. Northeastern Illinois University says about 1,000 employees will be required to take one day off without pay per week because of the ongoing state budget impasse. Northeastern President Sharon Hahs announced Thursday that furloughs will begin next week and will save $225,000 to $250,000 per week. http://wqad.com/2016/03/10/lack-of-illinois-budget-means-furloughs-lay-offs-for-illinois-universities/

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