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61 Legislators Violated the Legislative Scholarship Program, and Everyone’s Pointing Fingers

61 Legislators Violated the Legislative Scholarship Program, and Everyone’s Pointing Fingers

Sixty-one members of the Illinois General Assembly broke the law over the course of six years by awarding free tuition to the state’s public universities to 121 college students who didn’t live in the right legislative district. [pullquote]This story was updated on 1/31/2015. See list of awardees for details[/pullquote]The state lawmakers – several of whom […]

State Government Requires Schools to Waive Millions

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Illinois public universities gave away a record $13.5 million last year in free tuition to more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students through a controversial legislative scholarship program, according to the Illinois Board of Higher Education’s annual tuition and fee waivers report. The 164 members of the Illinois General Assembly who participate in the program […]

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Someone has to pay for the millions of dollars in scholarships state legislators dole out each year – and that ends up being the rest of the students who attend Illinois’ public universities. For the 2007-2008 school year – the most recent data available – the state’s public universities gave 1,509 legislative scholarships worth an […]

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