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Oakton Community College to raise tuition, cut classes without adequate state funding

Renzo Downey, Reporter

May 4, 2016

Filed under City, Education

Oakton Community College is cutting costs and raising tuition amid the Illinois budget impasse despite the emergency higher education appropriations signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner on April 25. Oakton, which has campuses in Des...

Rauner approves emergency funding for Illinois higher education

Billy Kobin, Reporter

April 25, 2016

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Politics, State

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bipartisan state Senate bill into law Monday that will allocate $600 million in short-term funding to public state universities, colleges and Monetary Award Program grant recipients. The bill passe...

Rauner expected to approve emergency higher education funding

Robin Opsahl, City Editor

April 24, 2016

Filed under City, Politics, State

Gov. Bruce Rauner is expected to sign a Senate bill passed by Illinois lawmakers Friday that would allocate $600 million in short-term funding to public state universities and Monetary Award Program grant recipients. The bill...

Northwestern covers $2.4 million of tuition grants owed by state

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant City Editor

April 21, 2016

Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern is covering about $2.4 million in grants for low- and middle-income students on campus, funds Illinois has not provided since January due to the ongoing state budget deadlock. The University is currently making...

Illinois Senate passes relief funding for higher education and social services, awaits Governor’s approval

Robin Opsahl, City Editor

April 14, 2016

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local, State

The Illinois Senate passed emergency relief funding for public colleges, community services and other unfunded areas Wednesday as programs struggle to function as usual on month nine without a budget. The bill would appropriate ...

Chicago Teachers Union, Fight For 15 to participate in Chicago strike Friday

Elena Sucharetza, Reporter

March 31, 2016

Filed under City, Education

As Illinois enters its 10th month without a budget, the Chicago Teachers Union and Fight For 15 Chicago workers, among other labor organizations, will join forces Friday in a citywide “Day of Action," protesting the shutdown...