The Chicago Tribune reported Wednesday that Gov. Pat Quinn is again asking state lawmakers to abolish a controversial legislative scholarship program that allows lawmakers to give scholarships to relatives.
ChicagoTalks investigated this program extensively in 2009 and published an 11-part special report series. Read the series to see why Gov. Quinn wants to ban the program.
Here are a few highlights:
One Scholarship, 163 Ways to Dole it Out By Elida Coseri and Patrick Smith
Some Illinois Lawmakers Turn a Right into a Requirement By Laura Lane