Illinois Higher Ed Board Wants 16 Percent Funding Boost

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The folks in charge of Illinois’ public colleges and universities want a lot more money. The Illinois Board of Higher Education yesterday sent lawmakers a request for a 16-and-a-half percent budget increase. That comes to about 314-million-dollars overall. The IBHE says Illinois’ public universities would see 110-million of that. IBHE boss Tom Cross says it’s time that Illinois reinvest in public universities.



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