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University funded through December after state legislature approves stopgap funding

Gov. Bruce Rauner gives a thumbs up after giving his first speech as governor on Monday Jan. 12, 2015 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Ill. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
July 1, 2016

From the continuing budget crisis in Springfield to paying more employees overtime, the senate executive committee discussed a wide-ranging agenda at its July meeting. More University employees will...

Editorial: Stop-gap MAP Grant legislation not enough

May 12, 2016

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...

Illinois public universities cover $140 million in MAP grants

Illinois public universities cover $140 million in MAP grants
March 30, 2016

Matthew Eaglin wouldn’t be able to go here without the Monetary Award Program, MAP, grants. Eaglin, junior in Media, said he receives about $5,000 a year in MAP grant funds.Eaglin said as a low income...

Rauner vetoes MAP grants legislation

February 20, 2016

Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed legislation that would have appropriated $721 million for the Monetary Award Program (MAP) on Friday.In a press release, Rauner said the bill would, “would explode the State’s...

State senator Scott Bennett: Illinois budget is not a partisan issue

Senator Scott Bennett addresses the student senate regarding financial issues in the Illini Union on February 3, 2016.
February 4, 2016

State senator Scott Bennett attended the Illinois Student Senate meeting Wednesday to address student-centered issues in Springfield.“He is probably the biggest advocate for higher education in the state...

UI to cover MAP grants institutionally, for now

December 9, 2015

By MaryCate MostAssistant news editorMAP grant-eligible students received an alarming message on Nov. 10, when it was announced that the lack of a state budget may affect their scholarship funding.Interim...

Illinois Student Senate holds public forum

November 18, 2015

The Illinois Student Senate held a public forum in the Union on Tuesday to discuss current issues facing students and the University.At the start of the forum Mitch Dickey, student body president, spoke...

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