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Blago flacks pull strings for U of I admissions, Trib reports

At a time when it’s more competitive than ever to get into the University of Illinois, some students with subpar academic records are being admitted after interference from state lawmakers and university trustees, a Tribune investigation has revealed.

— From “Clout goes to college” in today’s Chicago Tribune, alleging hundreds of questionable admissions of politically connected applicants. In includes at least one instance where the word “shenanigans” is used, so that’s worth a few minutes of your time right there.

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