Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon http://northernpublicradio.org en Students Struggling to Pay for College Without State Support http://northernpublicradio.org/post/students-struggling-pay-college-without-state-support <p class="yiv601806670MsoNormal" id="yui_3_7_2_5_1351068884156_413"><span id="yui_3_7_2_5_1351068884156_412" style="font-family:Helvetica; ">More than 150,000 <span class="yshortcuts cs4-visible" id="lw_1351068815_0">college students</span> were left without financial help this spring when Illinois ran out of money for MAP Grants. For some students, <a href="http://www.isac.org/students/during-college/types-of-financial-aid/grants/monetary-award-program.html" target="_blank">MAP Grants </a>are the only thing keeping them in school. </span><br> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 09:56:54 +0000 WNIJ 20283 at http://northernpublicradio.org Students Struggling to Pay for College Without State Support Simon says today is ‘The Onion Day’ http://northernpublicradio.org/post/simon-says-today-onion-day <p>Praising <em>The Onion</em> for uniting its business and editorial operations in Chicago, Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon has <a href="http://www2.illinois.gov/ltgov/Documents/BGA%20and%20The%20Onion%20Declaration.pdf">declared</a> today &ldquo;<em>The Onion</em> Day&rdquo; to celebrate the digital media company&rsquo;s consolidation of its headquarters in Illinois.</p><p>Formerly based in Madison, Wis., with its editorial staff headquartered in New York City, <a href="http://www.theonion.com/"><em>The Onion</em></a> consolidated its media operations in Chicago this month, which will include a new studio for digital video production.</p><p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 14:56:35 +0000 WNIJ 15834 at http://northernpublicradio.org Simon says today is ‘The Onion Day’