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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...

Eastern Illinois community reflects on budget impasse’s effect on EIU

By Dawn Schabbing, Effingham Daily News

February 24, 2016

Filed under City, News

Gina Furlin enrolled at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston to play volleyball. She's a setter on the team."I had some options to go other places, but I picked Eastern mainly because of its testing center," said Furlin.She ...

Rauner to lawmakers: Work with me on my agenda or let me cut budget

By Kim Geiger and Monique Garcia and Celeste Bott, Chicago Tribune

February 18, 2016

Filed under Uncategorized

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday framed the state's precarious financial situation as a choice for lawmakers this year: work with him on a long-term mix of budget cuts, tax hikes and his pro-business, union-weakening ag...

Fed-up students demand action from lawmakers

By Cory Ray, @coryray_DE

February 17, 2016

Filed under Budget, Campus, News

Students are taking to social media to press state legislators into passing a budget during what has become the longest period Illinois has gone without one.On Monday, SIU students started the "I Need a Budget Because" campai...

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