Immigrant students in search of financial assistance to go to college will soon be able to apply for private scholarships in Illinois. The Illinois Dream Fund, an established non-for-profit in charge of managing the scholarships, unveiled the new initiative on Friday morning.
The Champaign County Chamber of Commerce named Shatterglass Studios Small Business of the Year at its annual meeting on Friday.
A top Joliet official says his talks exploring possibilities for an immigrant detention center in the city have included the nation’s largest private prison operator.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Drought Monitor, updated Thursday, shows about 92 percent of Illinois as abnormally dry, including several counties in northwest Illinois in extreme drought.
President Barack Obama has cast his ballot early, returning to his hometown of Chicago to drum up support for early voting.
Prices for in-state tuition at public, four-year universities rose nearly 5 percent in the past year--all while higher education researchers and officials say there could be a decline in student financial aid.
The candidates running in Illinois’ 52nd State Senate race list many of the same basic responsibilities of state government ---- public safety, maintaining infrastructure, education and aid to the poor and destitute. However, there are nuanced differences between Sen. Mike Frerichs (D-Champaign) and John Bambenek (R-Champaign).
The University of Illinois has adopted new policies after the sexual abuse scandal at Penn State University.
The issue of negative campaign ads quickly made its way into the second debate between two of the candidates for Illinois’ 13th Congressional District.
Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten is defending his office’s decision to require some people to cast a ballot by mail when they register to vote during Illinois’ grace period.