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Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon will complete her tour of the state's 48 community colleges with a swing through northern Illinois this week.

Simon will visit Kishwaukee Community College in Malta, Sauk Valley college in Dixon, and Highland college in Freeport on Wednesday. She will stop at Rock Valley College in Rockford on Thursday, which will be her 48th college visit.

Simon is Gov. Pat Quinn's point person on education reform. She has spent several months visiting local colleges and meeting with students, faculty and staff at each campus.

A key goal for the Quinn administration is increasing graduation and completion rates and increase student success.

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