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Illinois universities' problems are largely self-inflicted

Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner, Illinois Policy Institute Sep. 18, 2017, 5:49pm

Illinois universities are blaming the recent budget impasse for their declining enrollment and financial problems. But the problems in higher education started long before the budget fight, and are largely self-inflicted.

Court declines to dismiss discrimination against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Glenn Minnis Jul. 11, 2017, 8:22am

BENTON — The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois has denied a motion to dismiss a petition filed by the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SUIE) in an ongoing racial discrimination suit involving employee Janice LaRiviere.

Why a budget won't fix Illinois

Austin Berg, Illinois Policy Institute Jan. 10, 2017, 7:46am

Pension costs alone now consume a quarter of the Illinois state budget.

Well known political pundits to speak at Southern Illinois University Oct. 11

Kristin Danley-Greiner Oct. 7, 2016, 6:59am

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville will present "Crossroads: A Conversation about America’s Future" next week featuring pundits Juan Williams and Cal Thomas.

Collinsville attorney recognized for client satisfaction

Carrie Salls Aug. 31, 2016, 9:44am

COLLINSVILLE – The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys (AIOCLA) has recognized Illinois Criminal Law Attorney Joel D. Beckwith of Burger Law and Traffic Law Solutions as one of its 2016 "10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction." 

Illinois lawmakers say they're open to some higher education reforms

Michael Carroll Apr. 11, 2016, 7:23am

Some state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle seem open to at least a few of the reform ideas recently proposed by an Illinois think tank to help reduce higher education costs and make colleges and universities more affordable to students in the state.