study http://peoriapublicradio.org en More sex offenders ending up on registries http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/more-sex-offenders-ending-registries <div>Illinois juveniles are committing fewer sex offenses, but more of them are ending up on public sex offender registries.</div><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:05:55 +0000 Patrick Smith 20803 at http://peoriapublicradio.org More sex offenders ending up on registries Study: Illinois debt is ‘toxic’, taxpayers paying to cover costs http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/study-illinois-debt-toxic-taxpayers-paying-cover-costs <p>You probably know that Illinois has fiscal challenges. But a new study shows the problems are proving more costly than many realize. &nbsp;Martin Luby is a DePaul professor who is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois. Luby talked about his research with Illinois Public Radio's Sean Crawford. He says the study shows Illinois taxpayers are having to pay more to cover the cost of borrowing because investors view the state's debt as "toxic.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 19912 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Study: Illinois debt is ‘toxic’, taxpayers paying to cover costs Illinois first in traffic safety study http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-first-traffic-safety-study <div>Illinois ranks first in a nationwide study surveying traffic safety laws. &nbsp;And according to the Illinois Department of Transportation, teen driving fatalities were at an all-time low in 2013. Even so, the organization Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety says more teen driving laws could cut down on fatalities further. &nbsp;The group’s president, Jackie Gillan, says vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death of teens nationwide. She says Illinois is no exception.</div><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 22:48:55 +0000 Alex Rusciano 18351 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois first in traffic safety study U of I ranks high for international students http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/u-i-ranks-high-international-students <p></p><div>A record number of international students studied at U.S. colleges and universities during the last school year. &nbsp;For the second straight year, the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus finished second only to the University of Southern California in the annual ‘Open Doors’ report. &nbsp;Students from China, India and South Korea were among the 98-hundred international students who arrived on the Urbana campus last fall. Bryan Endres is the U of I’s Interim Associate Provost for International Affairs. &nbsp;He says one of the top goals on the Urbana campus is increasing diversity, and he points to many of the objectives within the U of I’s three-year Strategic Plan.&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 01:07:07 +0000 Sean Powers 14760 at http://peoriapublicradio.org U of I ranks high for international students