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As Chicago State ends semester early and some funds OK’d, uncertainty looms

By Dawn Rhodes and Jodi S. Cohen, Chicago Tribune

April 27, 2016

Chicago State University ends its spring term this week with an 11th-hour infusion of cash but no clear road map for its financial future.Like many state universities and community colleges, the far south side school has sputtered along th...

Lawmakers try to address Rauner’s marijuana decriminalization concerns

By Monique Garcia, Chicago Tribune

April 20, 2016

The Illinois Senate took another stab at decriminalizing marijuana statewide, approving a measure Tuesday aimed at satisfying Gov. Bruce Rauner's concerns that led him to veto a similar bill last year.The idea is that people c...

GSU students, faculty rally for education funding

By Mike Nolan, The Daily Southtown, Tinley Park, Ill.

March 8, 2016

Mychael Vanarsdale expects to get his bachelor's degree from Governors State University in May, but he said his nephew's plans to attend college in Illinois, possibly at GSU, are uncertain.Vanarsdale, president of the student ...

Cullerton asks Rauner to pass funding for higher education

By Bill Lukitsch, @Bill_LukitschDE

February 1, 2016

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton is asking Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner to reconsider his promise to veto a partial appropriations bill that would provide funding for college students.The legislation would disburse $397 ...

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