Gov. Pat Quinn http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Illinois Holds College Financial Aid Workshops http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-holds-college-financial-aid-workshops-0 <p></p><p></p><p>Illinois governor Pat Quinn has announced free workshops across the state for college students and their parents to get advice on acquiring financial aid. The workshops will be conducted throughout February, which is Financial Aid Awareness Month.</p><p>Experts with the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will help families understand and complete the commonly-used FAFSA, or Free Application for Student Aid.</p> Sun, 02 Feb 2014 20:44:26 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 33420 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois Holds College Financial Aid Workshops Illinois Sends $7 Million To Prison Diversion Program http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-sends-7-million-prison-diversion-program <p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-farea Sun, 29 Dec 2013 20:29:07 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 32628 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois Sends $7 Million To Prison Diversion Program Rutherford Announces Candidacy For Ill. Gov. Race http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rutherford-announces-candidacy-ill-gov-race <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most of those running for governor in 2014 have already expressed their interest in the job. Only a few&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">have&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">made it official. Congressman Aaron </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Schock</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is not running for governor. State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is.</span></p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 14:18:16 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 26999 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Rutherford Announces Candidacy For Ill. Gov. Race Illinois Budget Sets Out $12M Increase For Amtrak http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-budget-sets-out-12m-increase-amtrak <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One area of state government that's not facing cuts under Illinois's worst-ever budget is its support for passenger rail service.</span></p><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Pat Quinn is seeking to increase spending on Amtrak service in the state by $12 million for the fiscal year beginning July 1.</span></p></div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Bloomington&nbsp;Pantagraph reports &nbsp;that the 46 percent increase would bring total spending to $38 million for routes from Chicago to St. Louis, Carbondale and Galesburg.</span></p> Sat, 09 Mar 2013 17:36:08 +0000 The Associated Press 10051 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois Budget Sets Out $12M Increase For Amtrak