Chicago State Gets Lifeline From Springfield, But Is It Enough?

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Chicago State Gets Lifeline From Springfield, But Is It Enough?

Chicago State University will get a desperately needed $20 million infusion thanks to a bill passed Friday in Springfield. The stopgap measure is expected to keep publicly funded universities in Illinois afloat through the summer, but questions remain about their future. John Miller, president of the University Professionals of Illinois, Local 4100, joins us with his thoughts on the development.

Plus, CSU student government president Paris Griffin gives us the inside scoop on what it’s been like to be a student at the South Side university during the budget impasse and how the student body is reacting to the latest news.