CareerConnect is a $107 million competition to redesign American education. The competition encourages local school districts and post-secondary institutions to develop STEM-focused programs that will graduate students with work-ready skills and knowledge.
The federal government provides billions in grants, loans and work-study opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students each year.
Toni Irving is a PhD in English and literature who oversaw the now-dissolved Illinois Violence Prevention Authority and then got a raise from $119,000 to $250,000 a year. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
Gov. Pat Quinn is asking for Illinois to be designated a drought disaster area.
The Illinois Fire Service Institute’s hands-on training school for teens and young adults has received a $65,000 state grant.
Gov. Pat Quinn says he did not want to kill the state of Illinois’ Circuit Breaker property tax grant program for low-income senior citizens, but he says he had little choice.
The 93 students in the 2012 graduating class of Walther Lutheran High School are sorting through grant and scholarship offers — $11.5 million of them.
Museums all across Illinois are applying for millions of dollars in state funding.
Programs that some would call “extras” could make a difference for Illinois’ young people.
Chicago officials say that the city is getting nearly $1 million in federal grants for community mental health and substance abuse centers to add routine HIV testing and counseling.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is announcing budget reforms that will ensure federal and state grants are spent in full, and thus, taxpayers are saved money.
An Illinois man filed a federal lawsuit Monday contesting the legality of the state providing funding to private schools, including several in Chicago.
Illinois is working with three other states to secure nearly $1 billion in the latest redistribution of Obama administration high-speed rail money.
The mayor of Waukegan says his city will turn down more than two million dollars from the federal government that was to be used to hire eight new police officers.
Records show a federal grand jury has demanded documents on Illinois state grants, including some that went to groups with ties to a lawmaker running for Chicago mayor.