Deadbeat Illinois: Universities get fraction of what they’re due

Although delayed payments from the state are to be expected these days, university officials say the predictability doesn’t make it any easier, the Journals Star reports. Nearly 11 months into this fiscal year, which ends June 30, Illinois’ nine public universities have received about $673.7 million — or about 65 percent — of the $1.2 billion appropriated, said Mike Dropka, spokesman for the comptroller’s office. A surge in tax collections
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