State Funding http://peoriapublicradio.org en U of I to give out merit-based raises http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/u-i-give-out-merit-based-raises <div>University of Illinois employees are set to receive pay hikes this year, and just how much will depend on their performance. The school's leader says he's trying to provide a more stable financial environment for staff, even in the face of the state's unstable finances. IPR’S Amanda Vinicky has more.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a letter to employees, University of Illinois President Robert Easter says competitive compensation is essential to recruit and retain top faculty and staff. &nbsp;And yet, he writes, "we must recognize the many uncertainties and challenges before us." &nbsp;Namely, state funding.</span></div><div> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 12:11:46 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 8237 at http://peoriapublicradio.org U of I to give out merit-based raises Community Care Program is out of money http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/community-care-program-out-money <p></p><div>State funding for the Community Care Program has run out of &nbsp;money for the fiscal year. The program’s fund home care assistance for more than 80,000 seniors across the state.&nbsp;</div><p></p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 21:35:57 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 3508 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Community Care Program is out of money