Top 10 Neighborhood Murals To See In Chicago

Murals and neighborhood art is something you’ll see all over when you come to Chicago. Each mural is as unique as the artist who created it. Chicago was ranked nuber 12 in the Huff Post’s The 19 Best Cities To See Street Art In The United States. Here is a guide to help you get around a few of Chicago’s neighboords to see beautiful street … Continue reading Top 10 Neighborhood Murals To See In Chicago

Quinn: Illinois Pensions Threatening MAP Grants

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Gov. Pat Quinn talks about MAP grants at DePaul University. (Photo by Josclynn Brandon)

By Bob Smith

Gov. Pat Quinn visited DePaul University’s Loop campus on Wednesday to discuss how pension reform is harming the Monetary Award Program (MAP) college scholarships and access to higher education in Illinois.

“This is so important to our state, not only in the past, but certainly now and in the future,” Quinn said.
“We want everyone to have the opportunity to go to college that has the ability to go to college.”

MAP grants are need-based college scholarships that allow merit students who are in need across the state and do not need to be repaid by the student. Quinn said that due to cutbacks and having to pay more money in the pension amount, almost 18,000 students lost their MAP grant scholarships this year.

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