Illinois Universities Feel the Brunt of State’s Fiscal Woes

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With the budget stalemate in Illinois in its 21st month, public universities in the state are going beyond belt-tightening to deal with a funding drought that has no end in sight.

Campuses already have pressed pause on new construction and stopped hiring for vacant positions. Now, universities including Northeastern Illinois, Governors State and Southern Illinois are looking to fixes like hiking tuition, cutting academic programs or…

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Illinois Universities Feel the Brunt of State’s Fiscal Woes

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