Home Illinois News U of I seeks U.S. coronavirus aid – Crain’s U of I seeks U.S. coronavirus aid - Crain's March 25, 2020 7 Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Print 7 Leave a Reply 5 Comment threads 2 Thread replies 0 Followers Most reacted comment Hottest comment thread 6 Comment authors Subscribe newest oldest most voted Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Downstate cynicLet’s see, mark g is estimating a $8B shortfall, 20% of budgeted revenues. We are continuing to pay government employees full pay and benefits. While taxpaying businesses are destroyed. Is the university downsizing its payroll to show solidarity with the growing number of unemployed taxpayers? And tuition payers? Fewer taxpayers, Fewer dollars for education. That’s how math works! Vote Up0Vote Down Reply3 days agonixitUniversities should be required to dip into 50% of their endowments before receiving any federal aid. UofI is sitting on $2.5 billion in endowments. I’m sure their donors will understand. Vote Up2Vote Down Reply3 days agoSuper Fed Up IL residentHow about U of I get some aid from China, esp since U of I bent over backwards to admit Chinese students over deserving Illinois students ? Vote Up3Vote Down Reply3 days agoMark GlennonLoss of Chinese students will indeed be a big issue for them and others. But remember that U of I was smart enough, about a couple years ago, to buy what was basically insurance against that. Not sure whether it will cover this circumstance. Vote Up0Vote Down Reply3 days agodebtsorUpwards of a quarter of the school is international students. So woke, yet, so lucrative too. They bash Trump for delaying visas to keep up the international diversity of the school. It turns out many of those students were from a communist dictatorship that spread the Wuhan Virus around the world. Oooops! They never saw that one coming! Reminds me of the plastic bag banning bill that was about to pass the IL legislature. They wanted everyone to bring reusable bags…How woke was that! Turns out that those very same bags are the source of disease, as the sick shoppers… Read more »Vote Up0Vote Down Reply3 days agoGovernor of AlderaanDoes UI also need aid every summer when there are fewer students around? Vote Up3Vote Down Reply3 days agoFed up neighborYa know what I seek aid to Vote Up1Vote Down Reply4 days ago Wirepoints Original Stories Who Are the Real ‘Covidiots,’ Rich Miller? – Wirepoints – UPDATED March 27, 2020 ProPublica was right to ask for hospitalization numbers, and so were we. View Comments (23) | Add Comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Sign me up for the WirePoints newsletter. Pending $2 trillion federal aid bill would single out Chicago from other Illinois towns and cities to get certain aid – Quicktake March 27, 2020 The Illinois Municipal League is angry, as they should be, about federal bailout money for Chicago as the only Illinois town or city to get federal aid. View Comments (3) | Add Comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Sign me up for the WirePoints newsletter. What next for Illinois? – Wirepoints March 27, 2020 The Coronavirus is a terrible crisis that threatens everyone, but the silver lining for many will be the clarity that only structural solutions can fix Illinois’ problems. View Comments (13) | Add Comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Sign me up for the WirePoints newsletter. Unacceptable: Illinois and Certain Other States Not Releasing COVID Hospitalization Numbers – Wirepoints – UPDATED March 27, 2020 We need daily hospitalization numbers and we need them now, on both people currently in hospitals and those who have been released. There’s no excuse for not having them. View Comments (19) | Add Comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Sign me up for the WirePoints newsletter. State of Illinois provides first look at possible revenue impact from downturn – Quicktake March 26, 2020 A revenue loss of $8 billion is a reasonable scenario – about 20% of the state budget – though it likely would be spread over several years. View Comments (18) | Add Comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Sign me up for the WirePoints newsletter.