May 13, 2014

Lawmakers Advance College Loan Study Plan

State lawmakers have advanced a plan to explore if Illinois could offer college loans to students that would be paid back based on income after graduation.


Gov. Pat Quinn signs the pension overhaul, known sometimes as Senate Bill 1, into law in December, 2013.
(Credit Harvey Tillis / Illinois Information Service)
May 13, 2014

Deal Reached On University Pensions

A last-minute effort to stave off a rash of retirements at Illinois universities and community colleges is just one step from success. 


May 13, 2014

Illinois GOP Chairman To Join Rauner Campaign

Illinois Republican Party Chairman Jack Dorgan says he won't seek another term in the post and instead will join GOP gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner's campaign team as co-chairman of the finance committee.


A farmworker in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, wears a mask to protect against Middle East respiratory syndrome earlier this month. The MERS virus is common in camels.
(Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images)
May 12, 2014

Deadly MERS Virus Detected In Florida

The second U.S. case of a dangerous new virus from the Middle East has been found in Florida, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.


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