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  • New school funding bill won't change much

    New school funding bill won't change much
    A new version of a proposed state law changing Illinois' school funding formula isn't much more popular than its predecessor, with some Southland school officials saying they still stand to lose too much.
  • House committee studying Illinois' school funding

    With the state's dire budget situation serving as an impetus, a bipartisan panel of House members Wednesday took up work begun by Democrats last summer to replace Illinois' school funding formula. The task force, announced last week by House Speaker...

    More questions on state grants

    More questions on state grants
    Back in late 2010, Apostle Carl White helped pick who would receive a lucrative state grant — then got $5,000 from the winning recipient. "It didn't seem like a big deal to anybody," White recalled. But now the state is seeking to recover the...

    Ex-Quinn chief of staff denies grant program about politics

     Ex-Quinn chief of staff denies grant program about politics
    A two-day hearing into Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled 2010 anti-violence program culminated Thursday in a tense exchange between Republican lawmakers who said it was created to turn out Democratic votes during a tight election contest and the governor&...

    Obama decries income inequality in speech after $50,000-a-person fundraiser for Quinn

    Obama decries income inequality in speech after $50,000-a-person fundraiser for Quinn
    In a day of contradictory messaging, President Barack Obama on Thursday assailed income inequality and the stagnant earnings of the middle class after appearing at a $50,000-a-person Gold Coast fundraiser for Gov. Pat Quinn. Obama, who returned to...