Kai Swanson

Lorian and Kai Swanson attend a QCSO Pops concert.
Courtesy of Kai Swanson

Lorian Swanson and her son, Kai, join the Great Quad Cities Listen to remember Richard "Swanie" Swanson.  

Budget Stalemate Affects Quad City Colleges

Jun 17, 2016
WVIK Staff

Local colleges say the Illinois budget stalemate is driving Quad Cities students away. Yesterday  State Representative Mike Smiddy joined officials from Augustana and Black Hawk colleges, to talk about the consequences of not funding higher education.

The lobbyists will be younger than usual in Springfield on Wednesday. This year's Student Lobby Day will include students from Augustana, and 17 other private colleges around the state.