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Governor candidates divulge plans for reducing student debt

Governor candidates divulge plans for reducing student debt

March 5, 2018

The race for Illinois governor has become a crowded and heated contest. The eight-candidate field to claim the Republican or Democratic ticket has triggered a plethora of attack ads—not just between...

Civic entrepreneur Ra Joy, running mate of Chris Kennedy, said Illlinois' current local-property-tax system robs students of desperately needed resources. 

Lieutenant governor candidates find consensus on higher education

February 19, 2018

Greater resources allocated to public universities, funding safeguards for Monetary Award Program grants and more pathways toward educational success with new revenue sources were all shared goals of c...

Progressive characters should be encouraged in ‘Roseanne’ reboot

Grammy nominees show improvement in award diversity

By Ariana Portalatin

September 25, 2017

Fans of “Roseanne” are well aware that the TV show never shied away from tackling controversial issues during its run, with a fairly progressive view, so news that the reboot will include a gender fl...

‘Revenge City,’ Interrupted

By Trevor Ballanger

October 1, 2012

THE NIGHT SKY CASTS A shadow over Chicago, and a series of gunshots echo through the streets as three groups of onlookers—a thug, peace advocates and a film crew—become entangled in a violent crime. A young man’s life hangs in the balance, and “violence interrupters” stagger in their attempt at achieving peace. The camera crew filming the scene stands by, witnessing what every city fears most.Those advocates are me...

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