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12,480 borrowers in default on student loans after attending four-year universities in Illinois

DeVry University and American Intercontinental University reported the largest share of borrowers at four-year universities who defaulted on school loans they started repaying in 2014, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

Northwestern University ranks 3rd in U.S. for men's athletic student aid spending

Northwestern University, University of Illinois and Northern Illinois University are among U.S. colleges that spend the most on athletic student aid for men's teams, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Which Illinois colleges receive the least state student aid?

Shawnee Community College and Lincoln Trail College reported receiving the least state financial aid during the 2015-16 academic year among Illinois schools, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

Which Illinois colleges receive the most state student aid?

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of Illinois at Chicago reported receiving the most state financial aid during the 2015-16 academic year among Illinois schools, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

Analysis: Illinois is 8th most popular state for outdoor track

About 4 percent of all college track & field athletes compete for schools in Illinois, federal data shows.

Sticker shock: Which U.S. schools charge the highest in-state tuition?

Residents in Illinois face some of the steepest cost of attending in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

Analysis: 748 Illinois college athletes participate in outdoor track and field

North Central College reported having the most outdoor track and field athletes in the state in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis: 20,508 college athletes participate in outdoor track and field

From Higher Education Tribune

Mt. San Antonio College in California reported having the most outdoor track and field athletes in the U.S. in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

IDOT opens new Illinois 89 bridge in Spring Valley

A new two-lane bridge, which is part of a $41 million project to replace the old Illinois 89 bridge built in 1934, is officially open to motorists.

Feds chip in $132 million grant for ambitious 75th Street rail project

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao recently recognized Gov. Bruce Rauner and a number of private and public entities that have worked on the $474 million 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project, which is designed to eliminate a multitude of conflict points in the nation’s “worst rail bottleneck in the country," according to a statement from the governor’s office.

Illinois private colleges, universities report 4.46 percent default rate on student loans

At East-West University in Chicago, 25 percent of borrowers who started repaying student loans in 2014 defaulted on those loans by the end of 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis.

Analysis: 40 percent of mortgages in Boone County considered ‘underwater’

Among Illinois counties, Boone, Montgomery and Bond had the highest percentage of property owners with mortgages who owe at least 25 percent more on their loans than their property is worth, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

Analysis: Women's college outdoor track grosses $32.3 million

From Higher Education Tribune

University of Southern California men's outdoor track tops the list of highest grossing programs, reporting more than $900,000 – or $32,149 per athlete – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis of occupational licensing burdens ranks Illinois No. 35

Illinois ranked 35th among U.S. states that have burdensome licensing laws for lower-income jobs, according to a report by the Institute for Justice (IJ).

2,614 borrowers in default on student loans after attending private Illinois colleges

Columbia College Chicago and DePaul University reported the largest share of borrowers who defaulted on school loans they started repaying in 2014, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

Analysis: Women's college outdoor track in Illinois grosses $649,795

Judson University women's outdoor track tops the list of highest grossing programs in the state, reporting $97,921 – or $8,902 per athlete – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis: Men's college outdoor track in Illinois grosses $839,824

Judson University men's outdoor track tops the list of highest grossing programs in the state, reporting $163,135 – or $10,876 per athlete – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Community group argues proposed Wilmette wage hike would be a burden to small businesses

The Village of Wilmette in New Trier Township will be voting whether to opt into Cook County's new minimum wage hike, a measure that has been met with much disagreement given the potential it has to disrupt wages for small businesses.

The price of education: Which 2-year Illinois schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?

Illinois residents attending two-year schools pay the lowest in-state tuition at Triton College - Intl Union of Operating Engr Local 399 Trning Fac., CAAN Academy of Nursing and Star Truck Driving School-Bensenville.

Analysis: Men's college outdoor track grosses $31.2 million

From Higher Education Tribune

University of Southern California men's outdoor track tops the list of highest grossing programs, reporting more than $900,000 – or $32,149 per athlete – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

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