HunterRed600x400SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Senate passed an emergency funding bill, with bipartisan support, to keep public universities open, help MAP grant recipients attend classes and provide human services.

“We’ve been fighting the governor since last May to keep the doors of our colleges and human service organizations open,” said State Sen. Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago). “Today, I supported keeping colleges and vital human services afloat while we continue working on ending the budget impasse.”

Senate Bill 2059 will provide funding for public universities, community colleges, city colleges and MAP grant recipients.

The Illinois Senate also passed Senate Bill 2047, which provides emergency funding for critical human services.

Senate Bills 2059 and 2047 passed the Senate 55-0. Senate Bill 2047 now goes to the House for further consideration.


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