Local officials ask Pritzker to prevent Western Ill. U. layoffs

March 8, 2019 | Illinois News Network

Local officials say they’re talking to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office to try to reverse Western Illinois University’s decision to cut employees amid declining student enrollment.

Citing falling enrollment and what university officials said was underfunding by the state of Illinois, WIU laid off 132 workers.

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