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by Adam Doster
12:29pm
Mon Mar 8, 2010

UIC Faculty And Students: "They Haven't Seen The Last Of Us" (VIDEO)

Faculty and students of public colleges and universities are understandably worried about the solvency of their institutions. And they aren't letting local elected officials off the hook.

Quick Hit
by Josh Kalven
8:28am
Mon Mar 8, 2010

Houlihan On The "Missing Part" Of The Budget Debate

After Moody's more-or-less endorsed the idea of expanding the Illinois sales tax to include more services, outgoing Cook Co.

PI Original
by Angela Caputo
2:41pm
Fri Mar 5, 2010

"A Problem We Can't Ignore Any More" (VIDEO)

All eyes are on Springfield as cash-strapped school districts look to state lawmakers to throw them a rope before they fall off "the cliff" this fall. But some Chicago Public Schools students are wondering if Mayor Daley is doing all he can to find local resources to blunt the impact of the state cuts.

PI Original
by Angela Caputo
10:35am
Fri Mar 5, 2010

Doomsday: New Report Details Looming Budget Cuts

In its latest policy brief, the child-advocacy group Voices for Illinois Children examined Gov. Pat Quinn's preliminary budget figures to deduce exactly how the potential cuts would impact education and social service programs. Their findings aren't pretty.

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