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U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) is worried the lack of a state budget is putting institutions of higher education throughout Illinois at risk. He said it could be a "disaster" for state universities and private colleges to recruit students with so much uncertainty surrounding their bottom lines.

The Peace Corps says five Illinois colleges are on an annual list of top volunteer-producing schools.

Peoria Public Radio

Governor Quinn was at Bradley University today to announce funding for several private Central Illinois colleges and universities. The investments total $5.8 million. 

Obama addresses the cost of getting a college degree

Jul 25, 2013

President Barack Obama used part of his speech at Knox College to address the price of earning a college degree. IPR'S Chris Lovingood has the story. 

Galesburg officials talk economic struggles, successes during Obama visit

Jul 25, 2013

Galesburg city leaders say the community was a fitting stop for President Obama to kick-off his new economic focus. The city was the first location in a series of speeches for the President to sell his vision for a thriving economy. Gary Camarano is Galesburg’s Global Strategies Director. He says the city economy was rough in 2004 when Maytag closed and thousands of workers lost their jobs:

Tickets available to see President speak in Galesburg

Jul 22, 2013

President Barack Obama is set to speak at Knox College when he visits Galesburg this week. Obama will kick off a series of speeches laying out his vision for rebuilding the economy to grow the middle class. The President’s visit is Wednesday.