The Daily Illini

Future of Illinois arts funding remains murky

The Kinkead Pavilion at the Krannert Art Museum on October 14, 2015.

By Vivienne Henning

October 14, 2015

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...

State employees rally for new contract

State employees rally and march in support of public services along S. First Street in Champaign on Wednesday, June 10.

By Atoosa Sayeh

June 11, 2015

Twenty-five state employees from the Champaign-Urbana area participated in the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees’ (AFSCME) statewide event urging Governor Bruce Rauner to make negotiations over a new union contract on Wednesday. The rally began at noon on S. First Street ...