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Legislative Scholarships

In Illinois, Now College Scholarships For Those Who Deserve It

Chicago Tribune | Ray Long, Monique Garcia | Posted 07.17.2012 | College

SPRINGFIELD—— Long before he ended up in a federal prison for corruption as governor, Rod Blagojevich drew a bit of attention for doling out a leg...

BGA Applauds the End of Legislative Scholarships

Better Government Association | Posted 09.16.2012 | Chicago
Better Government Association

Criticism mounted in recent years as media exposed the legislative scholarship program as often being used for political, not educational, purposes. With a flourish of the pen, Gov. Quinn put an end to the state's scandal-tainted program.

Bill Banning Legislative Scholarships Faces Uncertain Future

Posted 03.27.2012 | Chicago

A bill aimed at dismantling Illinois's abuse-ridden legislative scholarship program last week was approved by the state House, but its future in the S...

Class Act: Ending Illinois Legislative Scholarships

Emily J. Miller | Posted 03.24.2012 | Chicago
Emily J. Miller

It's time to face the facts: The legislative award program, which allows every lawmaker to grant two scholarships a year, is beyond reform and should be eliminated.

Quinn Moves To Abolish Controversial Legislative Scholarships

Posted 10.11.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has used his veto pen to abolish the state's controversial legislative scholarship program. On Wednesday, Quinn used hi...

Quinn Vetoes Legislative Scholarship Reform, Says It Doesn't Go Far Enough

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn today vetoed legislation that would restrict the controversial practice of state lawmakers handing out scholarships for state universit...