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Students’ Free Ride Proves Costly to Their Classmates

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 […]

The phone calls started Sept. 15. The journalist wanted to know how Sen. Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) selects students in her Bronzeville district to receive free tuition at 12 Illinois universities. A team of Columbia College Chicago reporters, in collaboration with Illinois Statehouse News, contacted the offices of all 177 members of the Illinois General Assembly […]

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