URBANA, Ill. –The state of Illinois has released $10 million to University of Illinois Extension, including $8.35 million to match contributions from county boards.

Led by Senate members Scott Bennett (D-52) and Chapin Rose (R-51), legislators across the aisle worked with their caucuses, their leadership, the Illinois Department of Agriculture, and the Illinois Comptroller’s Office to ensure funding for the essential Extension programs that serve individuals, families, and communities in all of Illinois’ 102 counties.