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Clout helps some students get in U of Illinois

Source: news-gazette.co Posted By: Tony Y..3488 days ago

The University of Illinois keeps a little-known list of applicants tracked by politicians and university trustees, resulting in the admission of clout-heavy students over those with better qualifications, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune.

The list included a relative of convicted political fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko; that student was accepted to the state's flagship university after then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich made a request, according to the report posted early today on the Chicago....

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