At the Ref Desk (2/10/18): Hmm, two people on IM, one student in front of me, and finally, a student calling in from out of state wanting to know what the weather in Chicago is like. [more...]

Either Libraries or Schools in Illinois, But Not Both

Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 2/16/10 (11:56am)

This doesn't sound encouraging:

But as Illinois' budget problems worsen, lawmakers will have to decide which programs are essential and must be funded and which are not as critical, said state Rep. Ed Sullivan, a Mundelein Republican. It could come down to funding schools or libraries, he said - not both. [Lissau, Russell. "State funding shortage may doom library systems", Daily Herald, 2/14/2010]

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