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Board of Trustees news: Illinois State Comptroller to address board about budget issues Feb. 23

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Feb 22, 2016

Leslie Geissler Munger, Illinois State Comptroller, will address the College of Lake County Board of Trustees at its regular meeting on Feb. 23 regarding the state budget impasse. 

CLC has not received any credit hour reimbursements from the State of Illinois for this fiscal year, due to the state budget crisis. The college budgeted $8.1 million for state funding, and this amount represents approximately eight percent of the CLC operating budget.

“I invited the Comptroller to speak with us about the ongoing Illinois state budget crisis,” said Board Chairman Dr. William M. Griffin. “To this point we have been able to cover the funding shortfall for operations, adult education programs, and student Monetary Assistance Program grants from reserves. However this is strictly a short-term solution and support from the state is critical to delivering a high quality educational experience for Lake County residents.”

President Jerry Weber stated in January that if Fiscal Year 2016 funding is not received from the state, this will most likely be the first time the college ends the fiscal year with a deficit budget.

The board meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in Room A206 at the Grayslake Campus, 19351 West Washington Street.