Illinois House Approves College Grant Bill

(Springfield, IL)  —  Illinois lawmakers are moving forward with a bill that would create a new grant program for college students in the state.  The House approved a measure yesterday that would provide certain full-time students at Illinois public universities or community colleges a yearly grant of up to four-thousand dollars if they maintain a “B” average.  Supporters say the proposal is intended to encourage students to attend college in the state.  The bill must now pass the state Senate.