With the state of Illinois continuing to operate without a state budget that should have been adopted in the summer, some public colleges are taking steps to deal with their running out of money. Chicago State University sent layoff notices to all 900 of its employees, The Chicago Tribune reported. The university said it isn't necessarily planning to eliminate all jobs but was complying with requirements for advance notice while it figures out how many jobs might actually go. Western Illinois University announced that it is eliminating 100 faculty and staff positions and reducing the length of many administrative contracts from 12 months to 10 or 11 months. Parkland College, a community college in the state, announced nine layoffs, following an earlier round, Illinois Public Media reported.
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