Tod Satterthwaite who operates Kickapoo landing was not impressed:
"It's unimaginable," Satterthwaite said.
The move takes away from the area's quality of life, he said.
"If you want to call yourself a world-class university and draw people in, you give them quality of life," Satterthwaite said. "It's the start of a downward spiral that no community, no state, can afford."
State Representative Bill Black was almost in disbelief over the decision:
State Rep. Bill Black, R-Danville, called the move "ridiculous."
"I think it's a shame and disgrace to do this as we go into the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birthday," he said.
Though he said the governor "has a very legitimate concern in that the budget was not balanced," he "slashes with a dull ax."
"When we go back to veto session in November, we'll try to find places where we can restore money," Black said.