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  • University officials have priorities out of whack

    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...
  • U. of I., other universities brace for Rauner funding cuts

    U. of I., other universities brace for Rauner funding cuts
    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...
  • U of I approves $3 mil in facility improvements

    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...
  • Universities prepare to counter Gov. Rauner's proposed cuts

    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. The 31.5...
  • Pleasantdale hires new superintendent

    Pleasantdale hires new superintendent
    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...
  • A look at ways Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has filled holes in the state's budget

    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: BUDGET RESERVES: To piece together the budgets each year,...
  • State lawmakers to investigate college leaders' compensation

    State lawmakers to investigate college leaders' compensation
    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...
  • ISU student from Crystal Lake dies after being struck by car in Normal

    ISU student from Crystal Lake dies after being struck by car in Normal
    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...
  • Illinois State University student from Chicago area in coma after hit-and-run

     Illinois State University student from Chicago area in coma after hit-and-run
    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...
  • Hockey community honors ISU student killed in alleged hit and run

    Hockey community honors ISU student killed in alleged hit and run
    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...
  • College of DuPage trustees largely silent on president's big buyout

    College of DuPage trustees largely silent on president's big buyout
    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...