UI Champaign Expects $15 Million Funding Cut

UI-Champaign offi­cials are expect­ing a $15 mil­lion cut in fund­ing from a new state bud­get deal approved by law­mak­ers. No fac­ulty or staff fur­loughs or lay­offs are expected, and stu­dents shouldn’t be affected by the expected cut. Offi­cials say the state owes the uni­ver­sity about $297 million.

Public Info Day at Lake Shelbyville

The U.S. Army Corps of Engi­neers will hold a pub­lic infor­ma­tion day at the Lake Shel­byville Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, on State Hwy 16, this Thurs. morn­ing at 10:30. Get an update on the lake, con­struc­tion facil­ity updates, vol­un­teer oppor­tu­ni­ties, and spe­cial events.

CIPAC Endorses Decatur Candidates

The Cen­tral Illi­nois Polit­i­cal Action Com­mit­tee has endorsed Mike McEl­roy for Decatur Mayor, and Lisa Gre­gory, David Horn, and Dana Ray for Decatur City Coun­cil in the April 7 elec­tion. CIPAC says the elec­tion will be sig­nif­i­cant to fur­ther eco­nomic pros­per­ity in Decatur.

Tim Gleason has a Few Challenges

Decatur’s new City Man­ager, Tim Glea­son, has only been on the job a few days and already has his eye on a few chal­lenges in Decatur. He said, “the city will see eco­nomic devel­op­ment and some neigh­bor­hoods will see changes in appearance.”