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Northeastern Illinois University will lay off workers to cope with an Illinois budget impasse that has reduced state funding.  The university announced it will eliminate about 180 full-time jobs in the coming weeks.  Interim President Richard Helldobler says 130 of those who will receive layoff notices are civil service employees. The remainder will be administrative professionals.

The University of Illinois says it has cut the number of its employees by 484 over the past 18 months, about 3% of the school's non-instructional workforce.  The university says most of the cuts were made through attrition as people left jobs, and that 202 of the positions were in the university system's central administration.


A suburban Chicago community college has told 19 full-time and 10 part-time employees they'll lose their jobs June 30.  Harper College in Palatine says it's eliminating other positions through early retirement to eligible faculty members and other steps.

WIU to cut 100 positions

Feb 26, 2016

Western Illinois University says it will cut 20-million dollars in spending over the next two fiscal years.  The university says for the fiscal year beginning July first it will cut 100 positions. President Jack Thomas says that will be done across divisions and includes administrators, faculty, and staff.

Illinois' largest provider of social services today announced that the budget stalemate will force it to close programs and let go more than 40% of its staff.