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Chicago Tribune investigates University of Illinois’ admissions practices, possible jobs-for-admission corruption

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Tribune:

What does it cost to get an unqualified student into theĀ University of Illinois law school?

Five jobs for graduating law students, suggest internal e-mails released Thursday.

The documents show for the first time efforts to seek favors — in this case, jobs — for admissions, the most troubling evidence yet of how Illinois’ entrenched system of patronage crept into the state’s most prestigious public university.

They also detail the law school’s system for handling “Special Admits,” students backed by the politically connected, expanding the scope of a scandal prompted by a Chicago Tribune investigation.