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55 employees of John A. Logan College may be laid off at a special meeting of the board of trustees tonight.

35 faculty, 15 staffers, and 5 custodians were recently given layoff notices. The layoffs are said to help fill a $7 million budget gap caused by the lack of a state budget.

Programs at the college will either be heavily reduced or eliminated, including computer design, cosmetology, and dental hygiene.

Members of the JALC Board will meet in a closed-door executive session at 5:30 pm, before the public meeting is set to begin at 7 pm in O’Neil Auditorium.