A $25 million pot of state grant money is being divvied up between 448 schools and universities in Illinois for campus safety enhancements, Gov. Pat Quinn announced on Friday.
State Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-Swansea) says the state needs "a new approach to how students pay for college."
Illinois university officials have offered up a plan to help combat the state's nearly $100 billion pension shortfall.
Illinois higher education officials and House Speaker Michael Madigan have reached an agreement that says the state's public colleges and universities will begin to pick up their employees' pension tab.