Robert EasterThe president at the U of I just got a bonus that’s more than many llinoisans’ annual salary.  The board just approved a 90-thousand dollar boost for Robert Easter, who apparently met all of his goals last year, especially when it comes to increased enrollment.  The bonus comes on top of a two-point-75-percent boost in his base salary, taking his new salary up to just over 552-thousand-dollars.  

The board chairman says the bonus sets a tangible measure for performance and claims it’s in the best interests of the university and taxpayers.  

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