The view along Green Street in Campustown.

David Kidd/Governing Magazine

News Local/State - May 04, 2017

How Will Trump Administration Affect International Student Enrollment?

One way the University of Illinois has been able to survive uncertain state funding over the past several years is by increasing international enrollment. But there’s concern across the country that international student enrollment could drop with new attitudes and policy regarding immigration in the Trump administration. 

Sen. Heather Steans

Sen. Heather Steans' Office

News Local/State - May 03, 2017

Senate Democrats Want Republican Votes On Stopgap Spending Plan

Illinois Senate Democrats are hoping to win bipartisan support for a partial government spending plan. The proposal would release more than $800 million that’s been collected in special state accounts for higher education and human services, areas that have been particularly squeezed during the 22-month budget stalemate.

doctor in a lab

Courtesy CDC.gov

News Local/State - May 02, 2017

Illinois’ Late Payments Could Cost Medicaid Patients Access To Doctors

More than two dozen doctors, health care providers and insurance companies are warning a federal judge in Chicago that they may stop serving hundreds of thousands of poor patients in Illinois if the state government continues to delay its court-ordered Medicaid reimbursement payments.

Professors picketing at the University of Illinois-Springfield.

Rachel Otwell/NPR Illinois

News Local/State - May 02, 2017

UIS Faculty On Strike

Tenured and tenure-track professors at the University of Illinois Springfield are on strike starting today.  Nearly 170 professors belong to the union that will take to the picket line this morning. 

(Petronas/Wikimedia)

The 21st Show - May 02, 2017

Automatic Voter Registration; The Tylenol Murders; The 21st Turns One Year Old

On the 21st: Voting rights advocates are trying to build support for an automatic voter registration bill. Plus, the story of how seven people in Chicago were killed by Tylenol that had been poisoned - and a brief reflection on our one year anniversary with Illinois Public Media CEO Moss Bresnahan.

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