Illinois leaders seek plans for ITT Tech students after shut down of campuses

CHICAGO -- Illinois' senior senator and attorney general are discussing options for thousands of now former ITT Technical Institute students.

ITT, which is a for profit school, announced this week it's closing all 130 of its U.S. campuses, saying it can't survive recent sanctions by the U.S. Department of Education. ITT says it's the victim of a regulatory assault and never had the chance to defend itself.

Senator Dick Durbin and Lisa Madigan want community colleges to help fill the void the private university created.

ITT Tech operated three campuses in the Chicago-area.

The company had been under investigation by at least 18 state attorney's general for alleged misleading and deceptive practices.

If you were an ITT student, and you're not sure what to do, call 800-433-3243 or go to studentaid.ed.gov/itt.