Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro turns fight to EU, Daley and Preckwinkle duke over campaign donations

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro turns fight to EU

As Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro continues to fight for power, he has recently turned his attention to the EU after the call of an ultimatum for the legitimacy of his role as democratic president.

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Governor Pat Quinn Speaks on MAP Grants


Gov. Pat Quinn talks about MAP grants at DePaul University. (Photo by Josclynn Brandon)

By Bob Smith

Gov. Pat Quinn visited DePaul University’s Loop campus on Wednesday to discuss how pension reform is harming the Monetary Award Program (MAP) college scholarships and access to higher education in Illinois.

“This is so important to our state, not only in the past, but certainly now and in the future,” Quinn said.

“We want everyone to have the opportunity to go to college that has the ability to go to college.”

MAP grants are need-based college scholarships that allow merit students who are in need across the state and do not need to be repaid by the student. Quinn said that due to cutbacks and having to pay more money in the pension amount, almost 18,000 students lost their MAP grant scholarships this year.

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