Love U of I. Critical asset. Very important. ... I'm going to be very focused on the U of I. U of I is already a major driver for us. I want to take it to a whole 'nother several levels up and really have the U of I a massive, powerful engine for economic growth for this state.
-- Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, Champaign, IL, 29 January 2015; in his 18 February 2015 budget speech, Rauner announced a 31.5% cut to state funding for the U of I