News

Kirk: Obama Should Do More for Community College Students

Kirk: Obama Should Do More for Community College Students

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) is criticizing proposed regulations that proponents argue will protect students who attend some colleges from amassing huge debts they can’t pay off.

The proposed Obama administration rules would penalize career-oriented programs that produce graduates without the training they need to find a job that will allow them to pay off their debts.

The administration has long sought to block federal student aid from programs that don’t prepare students for “gainful employment.” But Kirk says the regulations would unfairly penalize community colleges and other institutions.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Crooked Contractor Sent to Prison

sorenson

A Springfield man is admitting to bilking a customer out of more than $50,000 for home repair work he never did.

in Local

State Contract with AFSCME Extended 2 Months; Governor Vetoes Anti-Strike Bill

afscme

There's still no state budget, but contract talks continue with the biggest state workers' union.

in Local

Sherman in Good Financial Setting

sherman

There might be one easy way to describe the budget situation...in Sherman.

in Local

Electronics Recycling Available in Springfield — Take 2

Keyboard with go green button, ecology concept.

Springfield residents will have another opportunity to get rid of their unwanted electronics by recycling them.

in Local

Rauner Approves Expansion of SNAP Benefits

SNAP

Newly signed legislation will expand access to food stamps in Illinois.