| Feb 25, 2015
| 2:20 PM
Last week, Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed a 2015-16 state budget that trimmed funding for state universities.
The reaction of university bigwigs?
Jack up tuition and protect the bureaucracy at all costs. And I mean at all costs.
Look no further than the...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 5:35 PM
Gov. Bruce Rauner drew big applause three weeks ago when he rolled out his vision of making the University of Illinois the best college in the country, but those cheers turned to jeers the other day when he proposed cutting public university spending by...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 1:08 AM
The Illinois State University Board of Trustees has approved nearly $3 million to improve campus facilities and systems.
University officials have announced that the board allocated $1.3 million in funds to fix roofs on the Nelson Smith Building and...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 12:32 PM
Faced with Gov. Bruce Rauner's surprise plan to cut their state funding by almost a third, Illinois' public universities are preparing to argue such drastic reductions would be a mistake while also mulling what to do if they're enacted.
| Feb 19, 2015
| 2:22 PM
Pleasantdale Elementary District 107 has a new leader.
Dave Palzet, who has been an administrator in Wilmette District 39 for the past three years, has been chosen as the next superintendent. Pleasantdale School Board members Feb. 18 unanimously...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 9:13 AM
Gov. Bobby Jindal's budgeting tactics have heavily relied on quick fixes rather than matching state spending to annual revenue. Here are some of the ways Jindal made the math work each year:
To piece together the budgets each year,...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 4:05 PM
In response to growing criticism of lucrative severance packages for college administrators, an Illinois Senate panel plans to investigate the salaries and perks provided to leaders at the state's community colleges and universities.
The Senate Higher...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 4:23 PM
An Illinois State University student from Crystal Lake died Tuesday morning in a central Illinois hospital after being struck by a car Saturday, authorities in Normal said.
Benjamin Allison, 20, a Crystal Lake South High School graduate and an ISU...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 3:56 PM
An Illinois State University student from Crystal Lake is on life support in a downstate hospital after he was struck by a car, according to family friends.
Benjamin Allison, 20, a Crystal Lake South High School graduate and an ISU sophomore, has not...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 5:37 PM
Funeral arrangements have been made for Benjamin Allison, the Illinois State University student from Crystal Lake who was killed in what police said was a hit-and-run accident near the campus in central Illinois.
The memorial service will cap a week...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 5:50 PM
Erin Birt had just voted for one of the biggest severance packages for a public employee in Illinois history, but she couldn't — or wouldn't — explain it.
The chairwoman of the College of DuPage board of trustees, Birt repeatedly declined to...