CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. Pat Quinn is seeking to invest $50 million in the state’s scholarship program.
As WBBM Newsradio’ Bob Conway reports, Quinn said Sunday that a lack of money should not prevent any student from attending college.READ MORE: 8-Year-Old Girl Dies After Being Shot In Head In Little Village; Man Critically Wounded
The Illinois state’s Monetary Assistance Program provides grants to residents attending in-state colleges and universities.
The program currently assists 150,000 students in paying for college. Quinn aims to help thousands more on the waiting list.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Illinois, 1-3 Inches Possible
He is asking state lawmakers to make investments in financial aid and early childhood education.
LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Bob Conway reports
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