Major victory achieved for the University and Alumni Association

Thanks to the efforts of thousands of alumni and friends in the University of Illinois Alumni Association’s Illinois Connection program, our advocacy campaign to support U of I funding was a success.

The Illinois General Assembly recently passed legislation to fund the University at a level almost equal to last year’s. The budget bill is currently awaiting the governor’s signature.

Passage of the legislation marks a major success for the U of I and Illinois Connection. The University’s budget passed with a 1.15 percent cut, which is far preferable to the 5 to 10 percent cuts proposed earlier by legislators.

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