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Why Chicago-area high school students are leaving Illinois for college

Sep 21, 2018 - Chicago Sun-Times

At Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, Alex West was all-state in track, captain of the soccer team, first-chair saxophone in the band, all while he maintained a 3.94 grade-point average and got a 33 on the ACT.

He was very interested in the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for its engineering program. But he says U. of I. didn't give him any scholarship money - he knows of just one student in his class at Whitney Young, one of the top schools in Chicago, who received any kind of...