ILLINOIS -- It's never too early to start saving for college. Two of the state's 529 college savings programs are ranked top in the nation.
Some think homeschooling will make applying to colleges complicated. But, that's not necessarily so.
Update: 5:35 pm, 9/15/14, Monday UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Researchers and doctors met for the first time Monday to showcase a new collaboration.
Are college kids too connected to parents?
ILLINOIS -- There's a new push to help students afford college. It could help them live debt-free while they're in school.
ST. JOSEPH -- A last-minute teacher shuffle could be a setback for college-bound students at St. Joseph-Ogden High School.
ILLINOIS -- A look at year-to-year tuition and fee increases at colleges and universities in the state.
SPRINGFIELD -- A new law is giving some people a second chance at reaching their goals.
MCLEAN COUNTY -- The Labor Department shows support for an area program.
NATIONAL -- High school students are no longer required to take the ACT exam.
ILLINOIS -- It will be easier for students from other states to get credit for online classes through Illinois' schools.
ILLINOIS -- Getting a college degree could become more affordable as well as accessible.
ILLINOIS -- High school juniors, bound for college, could be forced to pay a fee if they want to take the ACT.
NATIONAL -- College savings through 529 Plans hit a record high $227 billion last year.
ILLINOIS -- The proposed minimum wage raise could end up costing students at state universities.
ILLINOIS -- A measure has been endorsed by a House committee.
NATIONAL -- Senator Dick Durbin (D) is teaming up with the UI's Student Senate to push for new legislation called the Affordable College Textbook act.
TOLONO -- When students are applying for college, there's one questions a lot of parents want answered.
Update: 6:04 pm, 1/25/14, Saturday SPRINGFIELD -- College degrees can go a long way.
NATIONAL -- You may want to take a closer look at your kid's Facebook and Twitter pages before they send out college applications.
NATIONAL -- The cost of child care is so high in some parts of the country, it's now more expensive than tuition at some state colleges.
CHAMPAIGN -- High school football isn't the only thing sports fans are pumped up for this weekend. Illinois' first game is Saturday morning.
CHAMPAIGN -- College costs are rising, but students at Unit 4 are doing their best to help pay the price.
SPRINGFIELD -- A group of lawmakers is trying to make it easier for kids to go to college in Illinois.
GOODFIELD -- Star Wars fans might be jealous of this Central Illinois man.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state is launching a new math curriculum this fall.
CHAMPAIGN -- Nine Illinois colleges are coming together to make their campuses safer.
CHAMPAIGN-URBANA -- This area is named one of the best college towns for students.
ILLINOIS -- Some lawmakers hope to make state campuses smoke-free zones.
SPRINGFIELD -- It could soon be easier for the state's top students to get into college.
SPRINGFIELD -- The Lieutenant Governor is trying to stop the rising cost of college tuition.
CHICAGO-- A UIC employee is in trouble for bringing a gun to work.
SPRINGFIELD -- Senator Chapin Rose (R - Mahomet) filed two bills this week which could change MAP Grants for the state.
MATTOON -- Imagine paying off your student debt in one day.
CASPER, WY -- Three people are dead after an attack on a college campus in Central Wyoming.
Update: 4:23 pm, 11/30/12, Friday
URBANA -- A UI student now has stitches and staples in his head after being beaten with a gun Thursday night.
URBANA -- A new study shows a record number of students overseas are coming to the U.S. for college.
Update: 3:58 pm, 10/23/12, Tuesday
SPRINGFIELD -- College grads are facing higher student loan debt than ever before.
SPRINGFIELD -- College Illinois is losing millions to bad investments, again, after the state sunk prepaid tuition dollars into a failing car company.
URBANA -- More and more students hope to become Illini alumni.
URBANA -- A controversial college savings program is starting back up.
CHARLESTON -- Eastern Illinois University welcomes back its students.
CHAMPAIGN -- Thousands are donning caps and gowns for graduation season.
MATTOON -- A new program at Lake Land College is designed to provide work experience and financial support for adults who are un- or under-employed to earn career certificates or associate degrees.
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Quinn is calling on the general assembly to get rid of the legislative scholarship program.
Area students excelled in their divisions at a regional competition for the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) Academic Challenge.
A $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education has paved the way for three elementary schools in the Champaign Unit 4 district to become magnet schools for students in K-5th grades.
Update: February 23, 12:51 pm
A bill to abolish legislative scholarships passed in committee yesterday, and now heads to the House for a full vote.
Richland Community College and Eastern Illinois University are making it easier for students to continue their education.
The Illinois Sheriff's Association is awarding more than $53,000 in college scholarships for next year.