Community Colleges

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Illinois College Retirement Board OKs Pension Fix

The board of the State Universities Retirement System voted Thursday to accept an interpretation of last year’s state-pension reform law that says the law won’t inadvertently cut university retirees’ pensions.


Sheila Simon

Lt. Gov.: Community Colleges Are Falling Short

Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon says the state’s community colleges are falling short, and has some suggestions for improvement.


Malcolm X College (Credit: CBS)

City Colleges To Add Specialized Classes In High Demand Industries

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is preparing to launch a major new initiative at the city’s community colleges, focusing on providing jobs for graduates by working with employers to create curriculum that should help produce the kind of workers the city’s businesses need.

CBS 2–12/12/2011

College Course Teaches Solar Panel Installation To Students

Community Colleges Take Federal Grant For Green Job Training

When the economy goes dry, many people need training for new careers, and a $19 million federal grant is coming to Illinois for training in green jobs.

WBBM Newsradio–09/29/2011

Community College

BGA Investigation: Community College Pensions ‘Run Amok’

They’ve been called the poster children for a system run amok. The Better Government Association has found retired community college teachers bringing in six-figure retirement checks – earning far more state money in retirement than they did on the job.

CBS 2–09/07/2011