John Miller Funding Higher Education, Funding Illinois’ Future By Rich Egger • Jan 10, 2016 Rich Egger A coalition of education, labor, and non-profit organizations is urging the governor and legislative leaders to cut the cost of higher education for students by providing more funding for its colleges and universities. More Budget Cuts at WIU By Rich Egger • Jan 23, 2014 Tim Schroll/WIU Western Illinois University plans to reduce its spending by $2 million in the fiscal year that begins July 1, even though it does not yet know how much money it will receive from the state. Final Approval for WIU Faculty Pact By Rich Egger • Dec 13, 2013 TSPR's Rich Egger The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees gave unanimous approval to the new contract agreement with the University Professionals of Illinois Local 4100, which represents WIU faculty members. Teachers Ratify New Contract By Rich Egger • Nov 19, 2013 Rich Egger Faculty members at Western Illinois University overwhelmingly approved a new three-year contract. Changes Coming to WIU Faculty Contract By Rich Egger • Oct 29, 2013 Rich Egger The state’s consistently declining support of higher education forced Western Illinois University and its faculty union to rework their current contract.