ISAC in the News
January 10, 2017 - Senate holds off on budget deal vote; House passes temporary plan - The Illinois Senate won’t vote on a proposed bipartisan compromise to end the state’s 18-month budget standoff until after the new General Assembly takes office on Wednesday.
January 10, 2017 - Pritchard calls for public pressure as schools, agencies face more uncertainty with no state budget - Members of Illinois’ 100th General Assembly will be sworn in Wednesday and tasked with a job that lawmakers have been unable to accomplish for a year and a half – pass a state budget for an entire fiscal year.
January 8, 2017 - Illinois Senate puts forth budget framework in final 2 days - The Illinois Senate is poised to attempt a state budget solution on its own as the General Assembly returns to Springfield on Monday for the final two days of session.
January 7, 2017 - Local colleges brace for MAP grant cutbacks - The lack of a state budget could impact low-income students this academic year, and colleges have begun planning for how to assuage the situation if that happens.
January 3, 2017 - Local colleges continue to struggle with uncertain state funding - As Illinois enters 2017 without a budget in place, higher education institutions such as Joliet Junior College continue to struggle with the uncertainty of state funding.
January 3, 2017 - Stopgap budget set to expire, returning Rauner-Madigan standoff to where it was last summer - A stopgap budget expires Sunday, and with it state government funding for public universities, social service agencies that provide care for the elderly and disabled, and day-to-day expenses such as electricity for buildings.