Gov. Quinn stressed the importance of MAP grants for Illinois students. (Photo/Josclynn Brandon)
By Josclynn Brandon
Originally posted: December 2012.
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.”
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