debt http://peoriapublicradio.org en State considers alternative student debt repayments http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-considers-alternative-student-debt-repayments <div>The General Assembly is considering a plan to look at alternative student debt repayment programs.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Currently, many student loans require payment to begin six months after graduation, regardless of whether or not the graduate is employed.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:56:12 +0000 Hannah Meisel 20160 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State considers alternative student debt repayments 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 Close vote on IL toll measure http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/close-vote-il-toll-measure <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois lawmakers are considering a measure intended to encourage big-time </span>tollway<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> violators to pay their debts.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Anyone who owes more than a thousand dollars and has exhausted the appeal process could have their name listed online.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 03 May 2013 19:50:38 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 5036 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Close vote on IL toll measure