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Police Chief Warns Of Dangers Of Identity Theft For New College Students

The police chief of a local community college was advising parents of children headed off to college for the first time to have some conversations about safety first.

08/07/2014

A group of military veterans who are now students at Columbia College camped out for 24 hours to raise awareness of homelessness among veterans. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Veterans Camp Out In Icy Weather To Raise Awareness Of Homelessness

The Columbia College student veterans said it was worth enduring a full day and night of single digit and below zero wind chills.

12/17/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks to college student being recruited by the tech firm Acquity Group. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

College Students Looking To Chicago For Tech Careers

College students looking for high tech careers say Chicago is becoming more and more attractive as a place to work, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

08/03/2013

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Commission Miscalculates Financial Aid Money, Reduces Grants For 10K Students

A miscalculation by a state agency could cost several thousand Illinois college students are losing some of their financial aid from the state, though colleges might make up the difference.

WBBM Newsradio–05/01/2013

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MAP Grant Money Gone, But Federal Pell Grants Available For Illinois College Students

Higher education is not cheap, and a state program that provides financial aid is now diverting people to a federal program.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2013

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Students Allowed To Tour State Prison, While Reporters Banned

Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration is defending its decision allowing community college students to take an “educational” tour of one of the state’s maximum-security prison while at the same time continuing to bar reporters from such visits as a security risk.

10/24/2012

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College Student Prep: Must-Have Items For Every Dorm Room

The bags are packed and the move-in date is coming up fast. Now all that’s left before moving into the dorms and starting a new life at college is dorm-room shopping. Here are some essential items to put on that shopping list.

08/28/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Quinn Addresses Muslims, Signs Law To Aid Students

Gov. Pat Quinn is calling for respect and tolerance of religious differences as Muslims mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

08/19/2012

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2 Chicago Area College Students Drown After Crash Near Carbondale

Two women, ages 20 and 21, both from the Chicago area, drowned early Sunday when the car they were in went into a lake near the southern Illinois town of Carbondale.

04/08/2012

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CTA To Promote Safety For Incoming College Students

The Chicago Transit Authority is launching a new campaign to promote safety and vigilance for Chicago area college students.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2011

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Prepaid Debit Cards Becoming A Hot Item For College Kids

They look like credit cards and act like debit cards, but they’re something else – prepaid debit cards – and they’re a big hit with college-bound teens.

CBS 2–08/23/2011

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)

Durbin: Don’t Cut Pell Grants

While Congress has averted a government shutdown for now, Illinois’ highest ranking Democrat is going into budget talks with serious objections to proposed cuts.

WBBM Newsradio–03/07/2011