Illinois Dream Act http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Quinn to name immigrant scholarships commission http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-name-immigrant-scholarships-commission <p>Gov. Pat Quinn says that by the middle of September he hopes to name a nine-member commission that will establish private scholarships for immigrant children in Illinois both illegally and legally.</p><p>Quinn says he wants to make sure people who want to serve on the commission created by <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-sign-ill-dream-act-scholarship-money">the Illinois Dream Act he signed this week</a> have time to submit their names for consideration.</p> Thu, 04 Aug 2011 19:28:51 +0000 The Associated Press 1804 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Quinn to name immigrant scholarships commission Morning headlines: Monday, August 1, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-august-1-2011 <p><strong>Quinn to sign Dream Act today</strong></p><p>Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn is set to sign a bill that gives illegal immigrants access to private scholarships for college and lets them enroll in state college savings programs. Quinn will visit Benito Juarez Community Academy in Chicago on Monday to sign the Illinois Dream Act.</p> Mon, 01 Aug 2011 14:20:56 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1773 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, August 1, 2011 Quinn to sign Ill. Dream Act for scholarship money http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-sign-ill-dream-act-scholarship-money <p>A spokesman says Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn will sign a bill to allow the children of immigrants, both legal and illegal, to get private college scholarships and enroll in state college savings programs.</p><p>Quinn spokesman Grant Klinzman says the governor will sign the bill Monday.</p><p>Called the Illinois Dream Act, the measure creates a panel to raise private money for college scholarships. Supporters say this will help illegal immigrants who graduate from Illinois high schools go on to college because they may otherwise not be able to afford it.</p> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 20:30:42 +0000 The Associated Press 1764 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Quinn to sign Ill. Dream Act for scholarship money