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Proposed bills could limit University employee severance pay

Proposed bills could limit University employee severance pay

By Lily Mashayek

November 3, 2015


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The Breuder Bill, a bill that limits community college employee severance pay and term limits, went into effect in Sept. 2015 and could lead to smaller severance packages for University executives.The bill, signed by Governor Bruce Rauner, limits community college employee terms to four years and increases...

Illinois’ clean energy bill gains traction

By David Stage

August 19, 2015


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Fifteen states, including Wisconsin and Michigan, have petitioned the federal courts to block Barack Obama’s new Clean Power Plan that intends to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels and increase renewable energy production by 30 percent, all by the year 2030. However, Illinois is proposing its own version o...

Vigil held in response to proposed spending cuts

Vigil held in response to proposed spending cuts

By Ben Lash

July 1, 2015


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On Tuesday evening, a vigil was held outside the Champaign Department of Human Services building. The vigil was organized by Champaign residents in response to the proposed cuts by Gov. Bruce Rauner due to the state’s falling budget."There are going to be a lot of parents in need of day care because p...

State employees rally for new contract

State employees rally for new contract

By Atoosa Sayeh

June 11, 2015


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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 ...

Board of Trustees to discuss College of Medicine and budget cuts Thursday

By Maggie Sullivan

May 11, 2015


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The Board of Trustees will meet Thursday for the final time this academic year to discuss the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine and budget cuts, among other recommendations.It will be the last Board of Trustees meeting for President Robert Easter, where he is expected to receive the title President ...

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