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These Colleges Are Minting Moneymaker Grads!

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.05.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Choosing which college or university you want to spend the first four years of your independence (if you're lucky enough to get away from home) requires high schoolers to consider a lot of things at such a young tender age.

What Are the Smartest Colleges in Illinois?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Certain colleges have prestige and rigorous admissions standards, but which colleges actually have the smartest students? Lumosity, an organization...

Lizzie Schiffman

Doubling Student Loan Interest Rate Would Hit Illinois Hard, Data Shows

HuffingtonPost.com | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 05.03.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- If Congress fails to renew a 2007 law that halved the interest rates on federally subsidized Stafford loans, Illinois students will be star...

No Foul Play Found In 2 ISU Students' Unrelated Deaths

Posted 03.23.2012 | Chicago

Updated story Two Illinois State University students were found dead in separate campus dormitories late Thursday and Friday. Autopsies performed F...

Relatives Of Lobbyists, Campaign Donors Got Lawmakers' Help To Enter U. Of I.

Chicago Tribune | Jodi S. Cohen, Stacy St. Clair and Todd Lighty, Chicago Tribune Reporters | Posted 02.25.2012 | Chicago

Politicians exerted their influence at the University of Illinois to boost admissions prospects for the relatives of lobbyists, fundraisers, a union l...

Let's Tie College Funding to Student Success

Sheila Simon | Posted 10.05.2011 | Chicago
Sheila Simon

We all know our state needs to have a more educated workforce. In this school year I am anticipating something new in higher education: performance funding, a way to reward good results.

Mary Mitchell Strikes Back, and Misfires

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

One way to sell newspapers is to get two columnists fighting. I don't pick fights. But I don't run from one either.