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College students rallied Wednesday in Springfield to urge continued funding of MAP grants.
[stream provider=rtmp flv=MAP.f4v embed=false share=false width=480 height=360 dock=false controlbar=bottom skin=five.zip bandwidth=high autostart=false streamer=rtmp://live.media.niu.edu/HD/MAP.f4v /]   Sixty-five NIU students rolled into Springfield on two buses Wednesday morning to protest potential cuts to the state’s Monetary Award Program (MAP) and address other issues impacting higher education. For many of the students, the MAP grant is a matter...
Northwestern Illinois’ technological and financial future received another boost Monday as educators and state and local officials broke ground for the Lee County leg of the iFiber project at Sauk Valley Community College. Under sunshine and promises of jobs for generations, leaders such as Illinois State Sen. Christine Johnson (R-Shabbona) heralded the project, partnered with...
Parameters of the budget discussions will be set this week. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn presents his budget address Wednesday, Feb. 16, and is expected to identify cuts that have already been made, debts that must be paid and the need for bonding in order to expedite those payments to vendors. The size of current obligations range from...
Ken Zehnder
The February blizzard of 2011 postponed the first full week of the 97th General Assembly before the first snow flake fell. Legislative bills are being introduced and a host of issues — old and new — are on the horizon but will wait until the second week in February for the process to begin. House members are...