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Analysis: College men's golf grosses $173 million

From Higher Education Tribune

West Virginia University men's golf tops the list of highest grossing programs, reporting nearly $2.1 million – or $190,559 per athlete – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis: College softball grosses $451 million

From Higher Education Tribune

Florida State University softball tops the list of highest grossing programs, reporting more than $2.2 million – or $95,837 per athlete – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis: 31,936 college athletes play softball

From Higher Education Tribune

California, Pennsylvania and New York are the most popular states for college softball, federal data shows.

Analysis: 58,361 college athletes play baseball

From Higher Education Tribune

California, Texas and New York are the most popular states for college baseball, federal data shows.

585,402 U.S. borrowers in default on student loans

From Higher Education Tribune

University of Phoenix, Everest University and Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana University had the most students who defaulted on school loans they started repaying in 2014, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

OPINION: Next Step in Dismantling Obamacare: IPAB

Taxes are lower, ISIS is on the run, and the regulatory agencies are in a ceasefire with the US economy.

Bloomberg bankrolls sugary drink tax campaign amid backlash

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has thrown his financial weight behind Cook County's sugary drink tax with a $2 million ad campaign.

Bloomberg's global push for 'nanny state' taxes reaches The Philippines

Through his multi-billion dollar foundation, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been pushing “food police” policies throughout not just the U.S. but the world.

Restaurateurs respond to US House's Save Local Business Act

The House of Representatives' Save Local Business Act, which would amend previous policy and clarify certain language, engendered a strong response from the Illinois restaurant industry.

Komensky Elementary playground plan springs to life in Berwyn

Clocking in at less than eight hours, hundreds of volunteers from three local entities gathered one day recently to build a new playground for Berwyn’s Komensky Elementary School—designed by the community’s children themselves.

CEO of Chicago-based Exelon to help head up Diversity & Inclusion initiative

President and CEO of Exelon Chris Crane is joining forces with various companies worldwide as part of The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion initiative.

Illinois ranks 13th in revenue generated by college athletics

Illinois ranks 13th across the country for revenue from college athletics, according to data obtained from the U.S. Department of Education.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Building the Next Generation of Women Leaders in Restaurants

Dawn Sweeney, president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association (NRA), shares this guest commentary to mark Women's History Month. Her organization will be hosting NRA Show 2017 – an International Foodservice Marketplace – in Chicago on May 20-23, 2017.

Illinois Central College to host Board of Trustees Candidate Forum

Illinois Central College Faculty Forum and the League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria is hosting a forum for its potential candidates for members of the community on March 30. The forum will allow candidates to resent opening and closing statements as they vi for a seat on the ICC Board of Trustees.

Bridging the Gateway project wins award at engineering banquet

Engineering companies Crawford, Murphy & Tilly and EFK Moen won a Grand Award at the 2017 American Council of Engineering Companies of Missouri Engineering Excellence Awards banquet last month. Several other awards were also presented to Illinois-based businesses.

Business community concerned over unclaimed property legislation

The business community is raising concerns over a bill introduced in the Illinois House of Representatives that critics claim will make substantial and troubling changes to legislation covering unclaimed property.

Trump voters support legal reform, says U.S. Chamber Election Day poll

Lawyers benefit most from lawsuits, while victims and consumers are least likely to benefit, according to an Election Day survey of voters.

Sleet joins public affairs firm Kivvit

Brian Sleet has joined the award-winning public affairs and communications firm Kivvit as a principal.

National legal reform group highlights Chicago Starbucks lawsuit

The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform’s (ILR) “Faces of Lawsuit” abuse campaign has chosen to highlight a lawsuit filed in federal court in Chicago against national coffee chain Starbucks.

Vets4Energy wants state’s workers to benefit from fracking jobs

An Illinois veterans group is challenging the federal government’s attempts to curtail hydraulic fracturing, a process also known as "fracking." 

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