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Universities agree to slowly pick up pensions

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Illinois' state universities and community colleges have agreed to gradually start picking up their own retirement costs under a preliminary deal that emerged at a public hearing Thursday, a step forward on a concept that's been debated by lawmakers for more than a year.

May 16, 2013 6:30 pm

Higher education officials prepping for bad financial news from Springfield

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois’ public universities are bracing for another year of significant cuts in state revenue.

May 25, 2012 11:45 am
Daniels signs 27 bills into law

Daniels signs 27 bills into law

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels signed 27 more bills into law Thursday, including five sponsored by Northwest Indiana legislators.

March 15, 2012 5:45 pm Related

University presidents raise red flag over pension push

SPRINGFIELD | Public university presidents are urging Gov. Pat Quinn and state lawmakers to put the brakes on a push to overhaul state employee pensions.

November 06, 2011 12:00 am
Portage High School honors seniors at awards night

Portage High School honors seniors at awards night

More than 150 scholarships and awards were handed out at Portage High School's annual Senior Awards Night, held May 18 at the PHS auditorium.

June 06, 2011 12:00 am

Governor's budget holds line on spending

INDIANAPOLIS | Local schools and nearly everything else funded by state government will not suffer additional budget cuts in the next two years -- but they won't get any new money, either.

January 14, 2011 12:00 am

Gov. Daniels urges higher ed to slough off duplication

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels urged state university trustees Monday to eliminate duplicate programs and ruthlessly seek efficiencies while finding ways to get more Hoosiers to graduate from college.

August 31, 2010 12:00 am
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