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January 29, 2019 - State Rep. Carol Ammons Wants More State Funding For Illinois Higher Ed - State Representative Carol Ammons wants to provide more state funding to Illinois universities and colleges. Ammons was recently appointed chair of the state's Higher Education Committee.

January 28, 2019 - New Student Loan Program Gives Yearly Estimates Of Debt - Garrett Wise graduated from Northern Illinois University just over three years ago. As he strode across the stage and collected his Bachelor's degree in applied physics, he knew that, like most students, he accumulated student loan debt. He just didn't know how bad it was.

January 10, 2019 - J.B. Pritzker Interview — On Criminal Justice, Higher Ed, Taxes, And Legislative Ethics - J.B. Pritzker is set to become the 43rd governor of Illinois on Monday. He won in part by promising to make college more affordable, improve the state’s finances, and reform the criminal justice system.

January 10, 2019 - The Pritzker Agenda - Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker takes office next week on the heels of the most decisive election victory in a generation. And he’ll be working to pass his agenda through the biggest Democratic majorities in the General Assembly since the 1960s.

January 9, 2019 - Legislators make fix to fund use limits in scholarship bill - Illinois lawmakers have modified a new college scholarship program to give public universities more flexibility in how they spend the state's portion of the funding.