Thousands attend bilingual college workshop

November 12, 2011 4:43:27 PM PST
Thousands of Latino students and parents attended a Road to College workshop Saturday in the University of Illinois at Chicago Forum.

It was billed as the Midwest's largest one-day college prep fair. Gov. Pat Quinn said the state wants 10,000 families to use the program.

Those attending were given bilingual help in planning for and applying to college, and how to obtain scholarships and other aid to make higher education affordable.