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Support Higher Education and the University of Illinois' Budget

As of today, the University of Illinois has an unprecedented $372 million in unpaid state invoices (only 49.6% of appropriation received).  University leaders have implemented a mandatory furlough, a hiring freeze and a commission to review cutting administrative costs.  However, without additional state funding, the core mission of educating the UI's 71,000+ students will be in jeopardy.

The General Assembly convened in Springfield this week.  It is critical that our elected officials hear from you, their constituents, about the need to immediately address the state's cash crisis.  Please click on the Take Action button below to write your legislators.


Out of State Take Action
If you live outside of Illinois, you can still help Take Action!   Please help by contacting Governor Pat Quinn, asking for his help supporting higher education and the University of Illinois:

email Gov. Pat Quinn

Office of the Governor - Chicago
James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph, 16-100
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-814-2121

Office of the Governor - Springfield
207 State House
Springfield, IL 62706
Phone: 217-782-0244
TTY: 888-261-3336

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