Saturday, December 5, 2020

Pension Costs Affecting Education Funding

From the Illinois Assn of School Boards, we hear from four legislators discuss the on-going budget stalemate, and what impact the rising cost of...

Legislators, Students Object to MAP Grant Cuts

Legislators and representatives from The Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities, hold a rally along with Illinois college students, objecting to state cuts...

Rep. Ives on College of DuPage Scandal

We talk to State Rep. Jeanne Ives as she gives us an update on the fallout from the College of Dupage financial scandal in...

Randy Dunn, President of Southern Illinois University

We sit down with Randy Dunn, president of Southern Illinois University. We talk to President Dunn about the effects the state’s budget problems are...

Bryan Lewis on Running the SURS’ $17 Billion Pension Fund

The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) W. Bryan Lewis, the new executive director of the $17.4 billion state pension fund, talks with members...

FollowUp on the College of DuPage Spending Mess & Board Actions

Rep Jeanne Ives (R) gives us an update on what is happening at the College of DuPage, in the wake of recent reports of...

Legislative Outrage at the College of DuPage

Reps Ron Sandack and Jeanne Ives, talk about the actions of the College of DuPage President and its former Board members -- and what...

SIU President Randy Dunn on Funding of IL Higher Education

With lawmakers facing a FY 2016 Budget deficit of $6 Billion, we talk with SIU President Randy Dunn, and hear why he says after...

Effects of President Obama’s “Free Community College” Proposal

Dr. Karen Anderson, the Executive Director of the Illinois Community College Board, discusses the potential effects of President Obama's proposal for free community college...

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Historian Mark DePue: Preserving Illinois’ Oral History

From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library:  We talk with historian and fmr military officer, Mark DePue on his work of conducting indepth oral history...

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