legislative scholarships http://northernpublicradio.org en Quinn signs an end to legislative scholarships http://northernpublicradio.org/post/quinn-signs-end-legislative-scholarships <p>Illinois lawmakers are losing a century-old political perquisite -- the ability to award college scholarships. Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation this morning to end the practice after one last round of awards this summer.</p><p>&quot;Instead of scholarships going to those who truly deserve them and who were qualified for scholarships to go to college,&rdquo; the governor said, &ldquo;too often the program was abused in a political way.&quot;</p><p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 17:27:17 +0000 WNIJ 14777 at http://northernpublicradio.org Quinn signs an end to legislative scholarships Scholarship program's demise could bring financial relief to Illinois universities http://northernpublicradio.org/post/scholarship-programs-demise-could-bring-financial-relief-illinois-universities <p>Public universities are required to hand out tuition waivers awarded by state lawmakers. But a <a href="http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=3810&amp;GAID=11&amp;GA=97&amp;DocTypeID=HB&amp;LegID=62055&amp;SessionID=84">pending law change </a>would end the practice. Wed, 23 May 2012 12:45:13 +0000 Mike Moen 12172 at http://northernpublicradio.org End is near for legislative scholarships http://northernpublicradio.org/post/end-near-legislative-scholarships <p>Governor Pat Quinn says he plans to sign the <a href="http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=3810&amp;GAID=11&amp;GA=97&amp;DocTypeID=HB&amp;LegID=62055&amp;SessionID=84">measure</a> sent to him by Illinois lawmakers. The bill would eliminate the controversial perk. Tue, 22 May 2012 12:09:28 +0000 Mike Moen & Brian Mackey 12108 at http://northernpublicradio.org End is near for legislative scholarships