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Illinois universities plan more cuts among budget impasse

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URBANA, Ill. (AP) - The lack of a state budget is continuing to affect state universities in Illinois, with some schools planning additional cuts to staff or classes.

Eastern Illinois University President David Glassman told the Faculty Senate on Tuesday that 30-day layoff notices would be sent to an estimated 200 non-instructional employees late this week or early next week. The university also plans to furlough all administrative and professional staff in March to make it through the spring semester.

Meanwhile, the University of Illinois has asked academic departments to draw up plans for more cuts in 2016-2017.

Officials say the cuts could result in fewer courses and larger class sizes in some departments.

Illinois has gone about eight months without a state budget in place.

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