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Editorial: Stop-gap MAP Grant legislation not enough

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

May 12, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Bravo, Illinois state legislature! You did 45 percent of your job. After a long year of diligent work by lawmakers in Springfield, $600 million of state funding was approved by the legislature on Friday to aid nine state universities — a majority of the funding will primarily be used to provide MAP gr...

Future of Illinois arts funding remains murky

Future of Illinois arts funding remains murky

By Vivienne Henning

October 14, 2015


Filed under News

The arts have an impact on society that may at times go unnoticed. But now, due to budget cuts, funding for the arts has hit a low in the state of Illinois.Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget cuts have reached multiple government entities and the public arts are the newest program facing cuts. Museu...

Seniors take stand against Rauner's proposed service cuts

Seniors take stand against Rauner's proposed service cuts

By Atoosa Sayeh

July 14, 2015


Filed under News

Twenty-five community seniors rallied in front of Rep. Adam Brown’s and Sen. Chapin Rose’s district offices in Champaign, shouting, “Stop the cuts and save our seniors,” on Tuesday morning to state their opposition to Gov. Rauner’s proposed budget cuts.Area seniors with the Champaign County...

Local families joined Ammons, Bennett to discuss Rauner's budget

By Atoosa Sayeh

June 29, 2015


Filed under News

Champaign-Urbana families joined State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, and State Sen. Scott Bennett, D-Champaign, to discuss Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget cuts on Monday.About 100 local families joined Ammons and Bennett at the Developmental Services Center in Champaign to speak out against Rauner’s efforts to reduce and el...

Champaign public library requests that city help tackle budget shortfalls

By Angelica Lavito

February 26, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

The Champaign City Council reviewed the Champaign Public Library’s plan to tackle budget shortfalls at Tuesday’s meeting. Because of increasing expenses and decreasing revenues, the library appealed to the council for funding. The city council directed staff to move forward with an agreement that...