Nineteen-year-old Shannon Kennedy will be a sophomore at Illinois State University this fall, but will take less than half of her classes there.
The state's cash squeeze has trimmed course offerings at ISU, sending Kennedy several miles up the road to Heartland Community College for three of her five classes.
Heartland and other two-year colleges near some of Illinois' public universities report an influx of students this fall who were driven across town for math, science and other core classes they need to graduate.
Heartland could set an enrollment record this fall and has extended its registration deadline to accommodate ISU students
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