July 31, 2013

Cities To Begin Making UC2B Non-Profit Entity

Staffers with the cities of Champaign and Urbana will quickly tweak language in a plan to shift operations of the local Big Broadband project to a non-profit entity.


Bill Brady
(Seth Perlman/AP)
July 29, 2013

Illinois Legislative Committee Nearing Pension Compromise

A member of the Illinois legislature's special committee on pensions says the group is closing in on a compromise. It remains to be seen whether the measure will have enough support in the full General Assembly.


July 25, 2013

Could Other Illinois Schools Face CPS Pension Problems?

Chicago Public Schools continues to face severe budget problems. As a result, it's laying off staff and cutting programs, and part of the reason for those reductions has to do with the district’s pension obligations.


Foellinger Auditorium a the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
(Wikimedia)
July 25, 2013

Student Loan Deal Faces An Easy Path In House

A bipartisan Senate compromise on student loans is heading to House, where lawmakers already have voted to link interest rates with the financial markets.


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