Making a push for higher education, MAP funding

Higher education supporters voiced their concerns about budget uncertainties Friday in an Illinois Coalition to Invest in Higher Education news conference at UIC.

Nine speakers — students, university staff, administrators, alumni and business leaders — urged legislators and government officials to find a funding solution for colleges and universities.

"Illinois' higher education system is one of the state’s most important assets. It is a true gem, yet our state's budget battle perils it," said Dave Cocagne, a University of Illinois alumnus and a member of the University of Illinois Alumni Association Board of Directors. Read more...