By Anya Kamenetz
Illinois Public Media News
By The Associated Press
The University of Illinois-Chicago plans to announce a third potential site for its bid for the Obama Presidential Library.
By Hannah Meisel
Public colleges in Illinois could soon become smoke-free. Legislation is awaiting action by Gov. Pat Quinn.
By Rob Stein
An alarm sounds on Ed Damiano's night stand in the middle of the night. He jumps out of bed and rushes into his son's room next door.
By Mike Moen
A heroin prevention task force in Illinois might need an extension to finish its report. The Young Adults Heroin Use Task Force was one of two panels created by the General Assembly to come up with solutions for what's been declared a crisis in the state.
By Bill Chappell
A bill that would have let millions of people refinance their student loans at a lower interest rate has failed in the Senate, after Republicans objected that it included a tax on the wealthy to pay for it.
By Eric Westervelt
There's a steady stream of hype surrounding the pluses and pitfalls of classroom tablet computers. But for a growing number of special education students tablets and their apps are proving transformative. The tablets aren't merely novel and fun. With guidance from creative teachers, they are helping to deepen engagement, communication, and creativity.
By Corny Turner and Claudio Sanchez
The average cost of one college year across all degree-granting intuitions in the U.S. was more than $19,000 in 2012, and we don't need to tell you what direction the price is heading. Which means lots of students are now borrowing heavily to make college work. President Obama threw some of them a lifeline earlier this week, with revisions to the government's Pay As You Earn program.
By Lynn Neary
A U.S. appeals court has ruled against a group of authors, deciding in favor of a consortium of universities in a case that hinged on copyright law and provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The universities had allowed Google to make digital copies of more than 10 million books so that they could be searchable by specific terms.
By Bria Purdiman
Illinois recently received approval for a flexibility waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The state was allowed to develop a new plan in order to prepare students for college and careers.