The Silent Population: Student Parents Face Barriers To Academic Success

CHAMPAIGN — For years, “traditional college students” have been considered 18- to 21-year-old recent high school graduates whose main responsibility is homework. But that narrative has been changing. Listen to this story here. More than one in five college students are student parents, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). Nationally, student parents make up 26% of the […]

217 Today: Thursday May 13, 2021

Thursday May 13, 2021 Today’s headlines: One of Illinois’ most influential business associations says the state is facing a severe labor shortage because of enhanced unemployment benefits. Gov. JB Pritzker disagrees. As the state introduces a new tourism campaign, advocacy groups say tourism recovery will help Illinois stay competitive in the national and global economies. […]