Home Illinois News University of Illinois wants dedicated funding to support in-state students – WJBC University of Illinois wants dedicated funding to support in-state students - WJBC March 20, 2017 5 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Invest in Illinoisan’s fund or the Triple-I fund would give $170 million each year to in-state college undergrads. ShareTwitterEmailPrintGoogleFacebook Read Article Sort by: newest | oldest MikeThis is part of a proposed state funding package for the U of I system (including Chicago and Springfield campuses), which is House Bill 6623 in the 100th General Assembly. U of I is calling it the Investment, Performance, and Accountability Commitment (IPAC) plan. http://www.uillinois.edu/president/IPAC What is their plan for the biggest financial problem sucking state funding away from lower in state tuition…pensions. 3 months 1 day agoMikeWait. HB 6623 was in the 99th General Assembly. What’s the new bill number in the 100th General Assembly? 3 months 1 day agoMikeIt might be Senate Bill 222 (SB 222) in the 100th General Assembly. 3 months 1 day agonixitNow UIUC is so concerned about in-state students?! There are fewer IL residents attending UIUC today than there were 20 years ago even though total enrollment is up 8,000 over that same time span. Maybe UIUC should’ve spent less time courting kids in China than the kids in their own backyard. Let’s face it…with the high costs of college in general, if you’re a high school student looking at prospective colleges, why not spend more and see a different part of the country for 4 years? Texas, Colorado, west coast, southeast, Boston. I think kids today want to leave Illinois for something different, regardless of funding. Why… Read more »3 months 1 day agoArt in Lake CountyThis article is self serving and Killeen’s assertion about where college grads end up borders on fake news in my opinion. My experience has been that most grads of Midwest schools try to end up in Chicago if possible. Look at the demographics of the north and near west sides. I do not see many articles about a surge in the millennial population in Indy, Des Moines, etc. Detroit area does slightly better, Likely because Michigan’s pols are not pursuing economic suicide. If Killeen wants funds he should start by cutting his bloated bureaucracy and reducing the size of those sacred programs that do not provide a… Read more »3 months 1 day ago wpDiscuz Recent Wirepoints Originals Speech Muzzlers Triggered: Chicago’s Theater Community On The Attack – WP Original June 21, 2017 Together we make great theater -- unless you disagree with us, in which case you're a bigot. New Study Details How Pensions Exploit New And Younger Teachers – Wirepoints Original June 14, 2017 Illinois gets an 'F' as you'd expect, but we have plenty of company on this. Why You Shouldn’t Believe The Illinois Budget Deficit Numbers Released This Week – Wirepoints Original June 11, 2017 True numbers are 2X or 3X worse and show the genuine bind Illinois is in -- not just an ego clash between Rauner and Madigan. Wait for July To Downgrade Illinois Bonds To Junk — For The Subprime Anniversary – WP Original June 9, 2017 And a look ahead for the near term. Would Congress Authorize Bankruptcy for Illinois and Other States? Yes, Inevitably. – Wirepoints Original June 4, 2017 All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. -Arthur Schopenhauer. And thanks to ZeroHedge for republishing this article. COGFA: State of IL Revenue Up In May But Still Down For Year – WP Original June 4, 2017 Up 7% for the month but still down 3.5% for the year-to-date. Great Speech By Rep. Jeanne Ives On ‘Union Thugs’ Vandalizing Construction Site of a State Rep. They Don’t Like – WP Original June 2, 2017 And shame on most of the Illinois press for ignoring this crime. Video: IL State Senator, Clueless About Bill He Sponsors, Blames Questioning On His Mexican Heritage – WP Original June 1, 2017 Truth is, most of the rest of the legislature doesn't know what the bill does either. It still passed. Same with most of what they rushed through this week. Skim through this database of City of Chicago salaries (and don’t vomit) – WP Original May 31, 2017 Names, titles, salaries and more.