Illinois quick hits: Final days of veto session; Bradley University considering cuts



Final days of veto session

Members of the Illinois Legislature will get together Tuesday to wrap up the 2023 legislative calendar.

What happens over the course of the annual veto session will determine whether Illinois continues to offer voucher-like scholarships to low-income students who want to attend private school, or whether the state will allow new nuclear power plants, among other issues.

It takes a three-fifths majority of lawmakers in both chambers to override a governor’s veto.

Bradley University considering cuts

Bradley University in Peoria is considering discontinuing 17 academic programs and cutting faculty.

According to a letter the president sent to faculty, the proposed changes would affect 3.5% of students already enrolled. The school said the transition could affect 47 currently occupied faculty positions and 21 positions through attrition.

The administration has attributed the need for cuts to lower enrollment numbers and increasing operational costs.

Cocaine allegedly found in a cheeseburger

A Texas man is facing drug charges after Williamson County officers found suspected cocaine in a cheeseburger during a traffic stop.

Police said they called for a K9 to search a vehicle they had pulled over south of Marion. After the K9 gave a positive alert for narcotics, deputies said they found cocaine in the glove compartment and hidden in a Wendy’s cheeseburger.

Jesus Trevino was taken to the Williamson County jail on drug charges.



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