They probably needed the money to buy a new freezer. A few weeks before RHL closed you couldn't even buy fries any more because their freezer had failed. They appear to have some new equipment now.
"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."