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Budget impasse forcing some students to question future

By Suzanne Baker, Naperville Sun, Ill.

March 6, 2016

Benedictine University junior Samantha Triani is just two semesters away from completing her business degree in management and organizational behavior.How she's going to pay for her final year, however, is uncertain because Illinoi...

Dems advance latest higher ed bill, take another stab at union measure

By Monique Garcia and Celeste Bott, Chicago Tribune

March 4, 2016

Democrats once again sought to bolster their election-year campaign attack fodder against Republicans on Thursday, voting for the latest plan to fund higher education and another union-backed measure to prevent a worker lockou...

Editorial: Vote on camp illustrates why Illinois is broke

By Herald & Review editorial board

March 3, 2016

Here's a small, but educational, lesson on why the state of Illinois budget is billions of dollars in the red.On Tuesday, the Illinois House passed a bill that would require the Department of Corrections to reopen the Hardin County...

Community to host vigil Saturday to protest budget impasse

By Anna Spoerre, @annaspoerre

March 2, 2016

Concerned community members will gather downtown Saturday to continue protesting the state's ongoing budget crisis.The Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois, as part of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, is holding its monthly Vigil ...

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