Illinois Campaign For Political Reform

The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform recently compared enrollment data of Illinois public colleges and universities against similar schools in six neighboring states. 

Enrollment at the state's three largest public universities increased -- but just barely. The biggest gain was at the University of Illinois flagship campus in Urbana-Champaign, at 1.8%.  

Nearly one in three state legislative races last year involved money spent by organizations with unlimited fundraising power. The state’s looking into whether that distorts the electoral process. Illinois’ 2012 elections were the first to limit how politicians could collect money from individual donors.