Thursday, October 20, 2016

UI leaders crunch numbers on cuts - Anna Carrera, Illinois Home Page

The University of Illinois president says the school is doing its part to save money. Now he says it's time for state leaders to step up and find a solution. In the last year and a half, the university has cut almost 500 staff members. President Tim Killeen says that will save them about $1.5 million per month. Almost all the workers in the University of Illinois system are already on a pay freeze, so campus leaders started crunching the numbers. They say saving money is great, but they also want to be careful about how they're doing it. Killeen has been in his office almost as long as Governor Bruce Rauner has been in his. In that time, Killeen says they've had to make 484 staff cuts, mostly through attrition. "When people retire, we don't refill without a lot of careful thought and that's particularly true in the central administration," said Killeen.

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