URBANA, Ill. (AP) - The University of Illinois has opened a center to help wounded war veterans earn college diplomas.
The Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education opened Friday in Urbana.
Gov. Bruce Rauner attended the ribbon-cutting along with donors, university officials and veterans.
The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1WDNoen ) that Rauner apologized for the difficult times faced by the university and other institutions because of the state government’s budget impasse.
The first-term Republican governor and the Democrat-dominated Legislature have failed to agree on a budget for the fiscal year that began on July 1.
The presidents of the state’s nine public universities, including Timothy Killeen of the University of Illinois, wrote a letter Thursday warning Rauner and legislative leaders that the schools were “on the brink of serious operational damage.”
Information from: The News-Gazette, https://www.news-gazette.com
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