Level State Budget for WIU

Macomb, IL – Western Illinois University plans to cover salary increases next fiscal year with no help from the state. The new WIU budget allots $56.4 million to WIU. That's the same amount as in the current year's budget. President Al Goldfarb says that means pay hikes will come from within. The major revenue source will be increased tuition income. The legislature did re-appropriate $4 million in planning funds for a performing arts center, but that money has not yet been released by the governor. The new budget contains no planning money for the WIU Riverfront campus in the Quad Cities.