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HOUSE RECAP: House OKs student investment plan after contentious debate HOUSE RECAP: House OKs student investment plan after contentious debate

HOUSE RECAP: House OKs student investment plan after contentious debate

The Illinois treasurer’s office could soon be investing up to $600 million to help Illinois students pay off the costs of higher education under legislation passed by the House on Wednesday The plan, known as the Student Investment Account Act, would allow the treasurer to invest up to 5 percent of the state’s overall investment portfolio in certain “education loan” products, such as income sharing agreements and low-interest loans for Illinois students.
Immigrant rights advocates call to make Illinois a sanctuary state Immigrant rights advocates call to make Illinois a sanctuary state

Immigrant rights advocates call to make Illinois a sanctuary state

Democratic Rep. Celina Villanueva, of Chicago, and Democratic Sen. Don Harmon, of Oak Park, said Wednesday they are pushing for passage of a bill that would limit how much cooperation public agencies in Illinois can provide to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, in its efforts to enforce federal immigration laws.
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