Illinois is starving its public colleges and universities

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Illinois could become America's first 'junk' state

Illinois could become America’s first ‘junk’ state

State funding for public colleges and universities in Illinois has slowed to a dribble.

The schools are laying off staff and mandating furlough days. Library hours have been reduced. Campus buildings are closed over spring breaks and summer weekends. Maintenance work has been put off. Low-income students are worried their state funded scholarships will be pulled out from under them.

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Illinois is starving its public colleges and universities

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