Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Local college layoffs stand despite state budget progress - Mike Riopell and Marni Pyke, Daily Herald

Layoffs announced by two suburban community colleges in recent weeks won't be reversed in spite of state officials' move Friday to approve an "emergency" budget for colleges and universities intended to keep them afloat at least for the coming months. Lawmakers voted to send Gov. Bruce Rauner $600 million in spending, divvied up among community colleges, state universities, the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, and a key state scholarship program many colleges have had to float for low-income students while state officials have battled over the budget since July 1. http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160422/news/160429530/

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