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WIU Students to Protest Budget Impasse


Some local students and community leaders are urging Illinois lawmakers to pass a state budget for higher education. Tomorrow, they'll make presentations at Western Illinois University's Quad Cities and Macomb campuses on how the budget impasse is affecting them.

It's been 8 months since WIU received any money from the state, and Darcie Shinberger, director of university relations, says it's affecting MAP grants, scholarships for low-income students.
Shinberger says the impasse could also affect college programs and staff, and the local economy.

The people presenting tomorrow represent a statewide advocacy group, the Illinois Coalition to Invest in Higher Education.

Augustana, city leaders, QC Chamber attending

The presentations will be held at 10 am at Western's Macomb campus, and at 3 pm at the Quad Cities campus in Moline.