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Legislators Reinstate College Money Program

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Oct 16, 2009 3:40PM

Around 137,000 college students in Illinois got a hand from state lawmakers who yesterday voted to reinstate the Monetary Award Program which will give $205 million to college students around the state. One issue: no one's sure where the money will come from. State lawmakers say it's up to Gov. Quinn to find room in the budget for the cash, who previously suggested raising cigarette taxes to fund the program. [WBEZ]