Illinois universities

Brian Mackey / Illinois Public Radio

Illinois' lingering budget stalemate means public universities will keep waiting on state funding, as will many social service agencies.

But it's possible the Secretary of State's office will soon get money to keep drivers' license facilities open.  The state Lottery is expected to get the money it needs to pay winnings. And domestic violence services will receive millions.

That's because the Illinois House today approved some $3 billion in spending.

Members of both parties had complaints -- some that the measure goes too far, others that it doesn't go far enough.

Illinois Isn't Immune To Research Funding Woes At Universities

Oct 1, 2012

Declining state funding for major public universities has the National Science Board concerned about the ability of the schools to carry out engineering research, while also providing an affordable education to a broad range of students. The Board's latest report says Illinois is a prime example.

The Illinois Innovation Index report details research activity at Illinois' universities. The findings were issued this week by several groups, including the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition.