Digital Access

Digital Access
Access saukvalley.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, Daily including the e-Edition or e-Edition only.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more. Text alerts are a free service from SaukValley.com, but text rates may apply.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.
State

'Pay it Forward' college plan gets House approval

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Illinois House has approved a plan to study alternative ways for people to pay for college.

The "Pay it Forward" plan calls on the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to consider programs other states have adopted to address the rising cost of a college education.

Such programs allow attendance at community colleges or state universities tuition-free as long as the student signs a contract to repay the state from a portion of future earnings.

The measure sponsored by Marengo Democratic Rep. Jack Franks won approval 111-0 and moves to the Senate.

Franks says the current situation — a choice between assuming a large debt for college costs or limiting future earning potential because of a lack of a degree — harms the economy.

___

The bill is HB5323.

Online: http://www.ilga.gov

Loading more