Thursday, November 23, 2017

Ken Griffin, Reportedly “The Richest Man in Illinois,” Donates $125 Million...

Nov 1, 2017 - The AP says Ken Griffin, who reportedly made his first million while still in college, by trading stocks, is donating...

University of Illinois & Tel Aviv University Reach Memo of Understanding...

TEL AVIV, Israel (Oct. 30, 2017) — Gov Rauner's office today said in a statement, a new partnership between the University of Illinois and...

Atty-Gen Lisa Madigan (D) on Overriding Gov Rauner’s Veto of the...

From the University of Illinois-Chicago: Attorney General Lisa Madigan is joined by others, who are all behind the passage of legislation SB-1351, referred to as...

Creating New Opportunities and Jobs Through Entrepreneurship in Chicago

From the City Club of Chicago - Entrepreneur, turned educator, John Flavin recounts how he brought pharmaceutical businesses to market, the challenges he faced,...

State Treasurer Frerichs on Improving Investments in College Savings Accounts

Chicago - State Treasurer Mike Frerichs talks about the changes he's made in the college savings program, that cuts costs and give parents greater...

Rally for Funding Illinois Colleges and Universities

From the State Capitol:  With hundreds of millions of dollars owed to colleges and universities across Illinois, lawmakers and Democrat candidates for Governor, JB...

Impact of Budget Stalemate on Illinois Higher Education

From Macomb:  We talk one-on-on with Dr Jack Thomas, President of Western Illinois University.   Dr Thomas has served as President of WIU for...

Rally for Passing a Budget and Funding Higher Education in Illinois

From the State Capitol:  Leaders in Higher Education, and lawmakers speak to a gathering in support of passing a state budget, to end the...

A Threatened Future: Illinois’ Liberal Arts Universities

From the City Club of Chicago:  With the lack of a state budget holding up funding of MAP Grants for students, even private colleges...

The Economic & Cultural Impact of Independent Colleges & Universities

From Springfield:  We talk with Dave Tretter, President of the Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities.  Mr Tretter discusses the economic impact private...

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Mark Rhoads, Author of “Land of Lincoln:Thy Wondrous Story”

From the Pasfield House in Springfield: We talk with former Illinois State Senator Mark Rhoads about his book, "Land of Lincoln: Thy Wondrous Story"...

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