Monday, June 01, 2009

June issue: A spectacular collapse

Read the latest Illinois Issues magazine to read how the quest for the American Dream led to a national economic nightmare.

Also read "Culture of caring" to explore how the federal government relies on a wide range of Illinois nonprofits to provide human services, to support education and to keep the arts alive.

And while the Illinois General Assembly left Springfield without approving a state budget that the governor would sign, lawmakers did overwhelmingly support a new data system that will track students from preschool through college and career. The trick is whether anyone will know what to do with the data. Read "Data mining" for more.

Available in the print edition only is an essay about "A man with the plan," Daniel Burnham, as well as a feature about how college grads struggle to repay student loans during the national recession.

On Illinois Issues online, also find a variety of sources for the ongoing corruption trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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