$20,107,300 in partial funding
By Ken Hare
Chicago Defender Staff Writer
According to Senate Bill 2059, which passed both houses this past Friday, now sits on Governor Rauner’s desk for signing. Under the bill, Chicago State University has been appropriated $20,107,300 in funding as well as $169,798,700 for the MAP program.
Senator Donne Trotter, although cautiously optimistic, stressed that this is a temporary measure and that the fight continues. He stated: “Chicago State, in my own backyard, would be on the brink of closure without this funding. I am glad that my Republican counterparts, and hopefully the governor, are finally on board with helping students graduate.”
To encourage the Governor to sign the bill, contact his office at 217.782.0244.
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