One pressing issue in this year's gubernatorial race is the high cost of public colleges and universities in Illinois, even for in-state students. We took a look at the states with the highest average tuition for in-state public universities for in-state students.
You graduate college and enter the real world, and then reality hits. You need to pay rent, pay for utilities and, most likely, start paying back your loans.
For the better part of a decade, Illinois' public universities have been battling ever-shrinking state funding. That's driven tuition costs up.