According to testimony from University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen, the two-year state budget impasse that ended last July took a toll on faculty salaries and undergraduate recruitment, and the Urbana campus is hoping to make up ground this year.

“The U of I is not just a school, it’s an economic powerhouse for our communities,” Bennett said. “I think that it’s more important now than ever before for Illinois’ future that we do everything we can to keep our best and brightest in the state, and securing long-term funding is a good first step in doing just that.”

 

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