The increase of pension payments leads to thousands of individuals in educational needs being left behind

Gov. Pat Quinn talks about MAP grants at DePaul University. (Photo/Bob Smith)

Editor’s note: This story was originally posted on Dec. 12, 2012, and is housed at RedLineProject.org

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…


The graphic displayed below is information to help people understand how many doses are being given in the population of Illinois.

In March 2020 there was a start to something that no one expected and even aware of was happening. Looking at social media or watching the news was the first start of everyone’s attention to the spread of some virus. There was a start to where we couldn’t see our loved ones or even be in any walking distance in order to not let the spread of the thing we did not understand. …


The year 2020 has been the start of a new finding of the Coronavirus making it a very difficult year for everyone. The pandemic has prevented us from being socially engaged in our environment and even from seeing our loved ones. This was the start of everyone practicing social distancing. Since the pandemic being new has made people afraid and uncertain of their next steps and how the future will look.

The major difference in this dataset is that the case, death, and hospitalization corresponding rates per 100,000 population aren’t those for the single date indicated. …


See where most vaccinations were done.

According to this research done, there are thousands of people being vaccinated with just one dose. Data is being tracked every day where you can see as the data increases on people being vaccinated. According to this map, more people in Chicago are being vaccinated immediately after the vaccination has been found. In more west zip codes there seems to be no data regarding the COVID-19 vaccinations done. Seems as if more people from Chicago zip codes went to get their vaccine. Going more into suburban areas people seem to be a bit…


COVID-19 vs. COVID-19 vaccine

According to an analysis of Google Search data, this year the term “COVID-19” has been by far the most popular item searched in Illinois. Many people were now looking into different solutions to prevent Coronavirus. This started with searches of the term “COVID-19 testing” and the term “COVID-19 vaccine”.

Just in Chicago, IL the has been 100 search interests of the search term “COVID-19 vaccine”. Only in Rockford, IL there were about search interests for the term “COVID-19 testing”. This can mean that after a vaccine has come out where different forms of news being presented…


The increase of pension payments causes thousands of education needs for individuals being left behind.

Gov. Pat Quinn talks about MAP grants at DePaul University. (Photo/Bob Smith)

Editor’s note: This story was originally posted on Dec. 12, 2012, and is housed at RedLineProject.org

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…

Patrycja Guzy

Communication and Crime, Law, and Justice Major student at UIC

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