The Daily Northwestern

Oakton Community College to raise tuition, cut classes without adequate state funding

Renzo Downey, Reporter

May 5, 2016

Oakton Community College is cutting costs and raising tuition amid the Illinois budget impasse despite the emergency higher education appropriations signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner on April 25. Oakton, which has campuses in Des...

Rauner expected to approve emergency higher education funding

Robin Opsahl, City Editor

April 24, 2016

Gov. Bruce Rauner is expected to sign a Senate bill passed by Illinois lawmakers Friday that would allocate $600 million in short-term funding to public state universities and Monetary Award Program grant recipients. The bill...

Illinois Senate passes relief funding for higher education and social services, awaits Governor’s approval

Robin Opsahl, City Editor

April 14, 2016

The Illinois Senate passed emergency relief funding for public colleges, community services and other unfunded areas Wednesday as programs struggle to function as usual on month nine without a budget. The bill would appropriate ...