WIU President: Slow Layoff Push

(Macomb, IL) — Western Illinois University is not going to lay off 50 employees — yet. WIU President Jack Thomas says he’s pausing the plan to cut 50 jobs to try to plug a multimillion-dollar hole in the school’s budget. Thomas says the school’s faculty unions expressed how painful the layoffs would be. Thomas also says he’s taking a pay cut to help make ends meet.