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Chicago State’s spending raises questions

CHICAGO (AP) – Documents obtained by the Chicago Tribune say Chicago State University spent about $ 200,000 during the past two years to lobby state lawmakers.

The Tribune (http://trib.in/2iVdVd3 ) reports the spending raises questions about how the school spent money when it was in a financial crisis.

The school’s contracts with consultants include those closely tied to legislative leaders whose inability to pass a state budget has contributed to the school’s funding woes.

Chicago State’s budget has forced school officials to lay off hundreds of employees, including professors.

There currently is no additional funding allotted to state universities, social service providers and others this fiscal year.

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Information from: Chicago Tribune, http://www.chicagotribune.com

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