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President to visit state lawmakers

By Lindsey Salvatelli | March 20, 2017

DeKALB — President Doug Baker delivered a report about legislative progress being made in Springfield during a March 9 Board of Trustees meeting.Baker said all presidents from Illinois universities were given a 20-hour notice to appear in front of the...

President addresses changes

By Northern Star staff | March 8, 2017

DeKALB — An update of President Doug Baker’s November Program Prioritization progress report will be released March 22.The update will include a chart breaking down progress related to Program Prioritization thus far and pending work for administrative...

The Illinois State Capitol building hosts the executive and legislative branches of the Illinois state government. Due to continuing disagreements between the legislators and the governor, a Fiscal Year 2016 budget has yet to be passed.

NIU waits for state budget through summer

By Northern Star staff | May 31, 2016

The Illinois General Assembly missed another deadline today to pass the Fiscal Year 2016 budget which will now require a three-fifths vote to pass instead of a simple majority.The 11-month stalemate between legislators and the governor is expected to...

NIU plans to cut $30M from budget

NIU plans to cut $30M from budget

By Sara Karikomi | February 18, 2016

Due to a lack of state appropriated funds, NIU plans to cut $30 million from its budget, by the end of the semester, to keep the school out of deficit for the summer and fall semesters.Gov. Bruce Rauner’s Fiscal Year 2016 proposed budget includes a...

Pritchard: Ill. budget unlikely before July

By Alex Chettiath | June 22, 2015

Construction of the Stevens Building may come to a halt June 30 as state budget issues continue to be problematic for NIU.Illinois legislators started sending budget bills to Gov. Bruce Rauner for approval Wednesday; however, Rep. Bob Pritchard (R-Hinckley)...

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