I have a master’s degree from the University of Illinois.

Am I shocked? No.
Am I surprised? No.
Am I angry? Yes.

Here is the background on admissions practices at the University of Illinois:

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/05/tribune-investigation-clout-list-at-u-of-i.html?&obref=obnetwork

This article has quotes from Rep. Bob Pritchard:

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/05/u-of-i-chief-says-clout-list-had-little-impact.html?&obref=obnetwork

as does this article:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-college-clout-31-may31,0,7230960.story?page=1

Do not miss Senator Chris Lauzen’s role in this.