MIAMI | After decades when paying college athletes was thought to violate the spirit of amateurism, the enormous television revenue generated by sports — football and basketball in particular — and the long hours of work by the players have changed the debate.
NEW YORK | The new playoff system means big money for major college football, as much as a half-billion dollars per year just in television rights alone.
SPRINGFIELD | Politicians love to talk about the importance of education. In Illinois, legislators go a step further and personally award scholarships to state universities — sometimes to friends, donors and political allies.
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INDIANAPOLIS | The NCAA is putting reform on the fast track.
Vouchers' critics lose first round
To gain a full understanding of the continued benefits to the state of leasing the Indiana Toll Road to a private operator, it's necessary to take a step back in time.
If they were Laurel and Hardy, the Republicans and Democrats could look at each other and say, "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten us into."
If Republicans really want Democrats to come back to Indianapolis, handing out fines is probably not the way to accomplish it.
It's hard to imagine anyone or any organization more critical than we've been of Illinois' ill-advised, premature and audacious increase in the state income tax.
CHESTERTON | The Duneland School Corp. will aim to spend about $1.4 million less than its state-approved 2011 budget -- just to stay within budget, the district's finance chief told the board Monday.
The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has had its problems of late, but the solution is not to diminish its role in consumer protection.
Opponents of charter schools in Indiana are saddled with a fundamental weakness in their argument against expansion of educational choices. They must persuade the public, and members of the Indiana General Assembly, that parents aren't qualified to select the best learning environment for th…
Vigo County Sheriff Jon Marvel and many of his law enforcement colleagues around the state and nation made the decision earlier this year not to wait for others to fight back against the growing scourge of synthetic marijuana.
CHICAGO | While Gov. Pat Quinn has accused his opponent of telling voters fairy tales about balancing the budget, he provided only a hazy picture Monday of how he would close the $13 billion deficit and move Illinois forward.
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