Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, a Democrat, has announced he will sign legislation headed to his desk that will eliminate legislative scholarships, GateHouse News Service reported. The scholarships -- in which legislators give away scholarships to public universities -- have long been controversial but have survived many previous attempts to kill them. "There is no place for a political scholarship program in Illinois,” the governor said in a statement. “As I have repeatedly advocated, scholarships -- paid for by Illinois taxpayers – should be awarded only to those with merit who are in true financial need. Abolishing this program is the right thing to do."
- Higher ed, especially tuition, an issue in governors races
- Long Distance Mom: Birthdays and the Dalai Lama
- Waiting for Cash in Illinois
- Foxes Guard Illinois Henhouse
- Long Distance Mom: Lincoln and Darwin Turn 200
- Community college president's leaked email shows plan to trade political support for state funds
- Oh Governor, Where Art Thou?
- Commencement Speakers Announced: CUNY Graduate Center, Harper, Kalamazoo, Lehigh, Rose-Hulman, St. John's
Search for Jobs