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Chicago State lays off a third of its staff

By Jodi S. Cohen, Chicago Tribune

April 30, 2016

Filed under News

Chicago State University on Friday said more than 300 employees are being laid off, a dramatic downsizing a week after the school received some long-awaited money from the state, the Tribune has learned.The layoffs — which equ...

As Chicago State ends semester early and some funds OK’d, uncertainty looms

By Dawn Rhodes and Jodi S. Cohen, Chicago Tribune

April 27, 2016

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Chicago State University ends its spring term this week with an 11th-hour infusion of cash but no clear road map for its financial future.Like many state universities and community colleges, the far south side school has sputtered along th...

University of Illinois planning staff layoffs due to state budget stalemate

By Jeanne Kuang, Chicago Tribune

April 21, 2016

Filed under News

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is preparing for layoffs in the fall if lawmakers haven't solved the state's budget impasse by then.An email sent to the university's deans, directors and department heads lays out ...

Lawmakers try to address Rauner’s marijuana decriminalization concerns

By Monique Garcia, Chicago Tribune

April 20, 2016

Filed under Uncategorized

The Illinois Senate took another stab at decriminalizing marijuana statewide, approving a measure Tuesday aimed at satisfying Gov. Bruce Rauner's concerns that led him to veto a similar bill last year.The idea is that people c...

Universities given credit downgrade

By Julie Wurth, The News-Gazette, Champaign-Urbana.

February 26, 2016

Filed under News

Several beleaguered Illinois universities took another hit this week, with Moody's Investor Service downgrading their credit ratings because of the ongoing state budget crisis.Northern Illinois University and Northeastern Illinois...

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