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State universities are picking up a few extra dollars before the end of the year. The Illinois Board of Higher Education approved the spending of $17 million in emergency funding to prop up the financial picture of Western Illinois, Eastern Illinois and Chicago State. The funds are only to be used to pay down current year costs and can’t be rolled into 2017. WIU receives $8.4 million, EIU $5.6 million and CSU $3 million. 

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