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Illinois Dream Act

Giving Thanks and Taking Action

K. Sujata | Posted 01.09.2012 | Chicago
K. Sujata

This year Chicago-area organizations have made impressive breakthroughs on seemingly intractable issues. As Thanksgiving nears, let's take time to be thankful for the progress we've made in 2011.

The Must-Have School Supply for Girls: Educational Access

K. Sujata | Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago
K. Sujata

Back-to-school chatter is already building in Chicago. However, in the discussion of education reform and politicking, one facet is missing: access.

PHOTOS: Illinois DREAM Act Signed, Rep. Gutierrez Slams Deportations Of DREAM Students

Posted 10.02.2011 | Chicago

On Monday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a law that makes it easier for the children of immigrants--legal or illegal--to pay for college. The...

Quinn Will Sign Illinois DREAM Act Monday

Posted 09.28.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn will sign the state's DREAM Act on Monday, a provision that will grant access for both documented and undocumented childr...

Tea Party Attacks Republicans Who Voted For Illinois DREAM Act

Posted 07.06.2011 | Chicago

On Wednesday afternoon, the Illinois State Senate passed a landmark bill that would support the efforts of children of immigrants to go to college. Th...

Illinois Passes DREAM Act To Help Undocumented Students Go To College

Posted 07.04.2011 | Chicago

A mariachi band played at a giddy rally in the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield Wednesday afternoon, as throngs of supporters celebrated the pass...