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A BIPARTISAN WORKING GROUP IS URGING PASSAGE OF A PACKAGE OF BILLS DESIGNED TO IMPROVE THE HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM IN ILLINOIS.
 
THE GROUP HAS HELD 17 MEETINGS AND PRODUCED SIX PIECES OF LEGISLATION THEY HOPE TO QUICKLY PUSH THROUGH THIS WEEK. THEY AIM TO KEEP COLLEGE KIDS IN-STATE AND TACKLE ISSUES LIKE MAKING IT EASIER TO TRANSFER CREDITS SAYS WESTCHESTER REPRESENTATIVE CHRIS WELCH.
 
 
ANOTHER EXPANDS THE STATE’S MAP GRANT PROGRAM FROM YEARLY AWARDS TO ESSENTIALLY A FOUR-YEAR GRANT. SENATOR CHAPIN ROSE OF CHAMPAIGN SAYS THE CONSTANT UNCERTAINTY OF MAP FUNDING HAS CAUSED MANY STUDENTS TO SEEK OTHER OFFERS.
 

 

 

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