News Nuggets No. 2

Old Irving Co. is one of the Breweries participating in the event. “Old Irving Brewing Co.” by is marked with CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

Erwin Lopez Rada and Monty Stites

NEIU Administration Will Discuss 2023 Budget With Community in April 27 Town Hall


NEIU President Dr. Gloria Gibson’s administration will explain the status of the school’s budget for the fiscal years 2022 and 2023 at the NEIU Auditorium on April 27 at 10 a.m. 

The panelists will be Dr. Gibson, Manish Kumar, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Michael Wenz, Executive Director of University Budgets and Dennis Rome, Provost. 

Dr. Gibson said that the university can expect a reduction of 6 percent in tuition revenue because NEIU had fewer admissions and a lot of drop outs during the two years.

In 2018 NEIU had more than 8,000 students and as of Spring 2022 the total of registered students dropped to 5,762.

This discussion of NEIU’s budget comes amid a push from the State’s authorities to increase Illinois funding for education, which is spearheaded by initiatives to diversify new faculty hires at state schools and create programs to retain them and to offer prepaid tuition to students through the College Illinois program. 

During the State Assembly session on April 7, Governor Pritzker approved increments to the education budget and recommended NEIU raise their money request by 5 percent. NEIU funds operations through tuition revenue and state funding. 

The session will be open for questions at the end of the presentations of the panelists.

Scan the following QR code to attend the Budget Town Hall.  


Around NEIU: Northwest Brewfest 2022 Open Taps On April 30


Northwest Brewfest will host 15 local breweries for its 2022 event at Sway Dance Chicago on April 30, tickets are $35 per adult older than 21 years old.    

The venue, located on 3317 W Irving Park Rd. is offering attendees two sessions, 1:00pm and 3:20pm, for a two hours long beer tasting. Revolution Brewing, Metropolitan Brewing, and Old Irving Brewing Co are among those invited to the event organized by the Albany Park Chamber of Commerce. 

Proof of vaccination is required for all of those attending the event. People will receive a 5oz official Northwest Brewfest sample glass upon entry. 

A group of volunteers representing Bateman Elementary School will be selling the only food option, $5 pretzels to collect funds for their school.