More Illinoisans are set to be laid off as a result of the ongoing state budget battle.
The board at Carterville's John A. Logan College voted 7 to 1 to lay off 55 workers as a result of a funding shortage due to the state budget impasse.
The layoffs are an attempt to fill the college's $7 million budget gap and will result in a 38 percent reduction in Logan's full-time staff of educators, which will make up 35 of the 55 employees that are set to be laid off.
"I wish that the governor and the speaker of the House and the president of Senate were sitting at this table tonight having to make this decision," Logan's Interim President Ron House said at the board meeting Wednesday night. "It might give them a different perspective on this bullying match" in lawmakers are taking part.