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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2011 file photo, Illinois Sen. Kirk Dillard, R-Westmont, argues legislation on the Senate floor at the State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. On Thursday, May 3, 2012, the Illinois Senate agreed to end the practice of letting lawmakers hand out free college educations to their constituents. For years, the Senate had been the last roadblock in efforts to end the program. Thursday's Senate vote makes it likely the Illinois House and governor will quickly take the final steps in getting rid of the tuition waivers. Dillard said, "It's time to end and kill this dinosaur of a program." (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

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