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City To Train School Counselors On College Benefits For Undocumented Immigrants

The city is holding two days of training for CPS guidance counselors, college advisers, and other employees about the Illinois DREAM Act, scholarship programs, and other initiatives for young immigrants.

08/01/2013

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House Republicans Unveil Plan For New Tax Breaks For College

The House Republicans’ plan would create a new tax credit for families who earn less than $150,000 a year and send their kids to accredited Illinois schools, as well as a new tax deduction for using college savings programs.

06/13/2013

Identity Theft

Thousands Of ‘Bright Directions’ Letters Reveal Social Security Numbers

A college savings program sponsored by the Illinois State Treasurer’s office has sent out more than 36,000 letters that had the recipient’s Social Security number on the outside of the envelope.

WBBM Newsradio–11/15/2011