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University of Illinois has cut more than 500 jobs in last 18 months

URBANA — The employee count at the University of Illinois has dropped by more than 500 in the last 18 months, a response to the state’s fiscal problems, officials said Wednesday.

President Tim Killeen released what he called an “interim report” on budget-cutting efforts, showing that 484 non-instructional staff positions have been cut since February 2015, a 3 percent drop.

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