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  • On the 'Scholarship' list in Springfield

     
    Where do our lawmakers stand on the issue of legislative scholarships -- those tuition waivers that members of the state house and senate have traditionally been allowed to dispense to constituents? As part of the renewed effort to abolish that...
  • Parents, child centers rally as state funding runs out for day care subsidies

    Parents, child centers rally as state funding runs out for day care subsidies
    For the last five years, Natali Martinez has sent her three children to Nana's Day Care in Aurora while she works a shift at a West Chicago factory that makes plastic bottles. The 32-year-old single mother earns $1,200 a month and relies on an...

    Suburban school leaders oppose state funding plan

     Suburban school leaders oppose state funding plan
    As lawmakers across the state continue debating equity in education funding, local legislators sat down this week to discuss the topic with representatives from three local school districts. The Wednesday morning session was a joint meeting of the...

    District 102 could lose $2.7 million in state aid under proposed bill

    District 102 could lose $2.7 million in state aid under proposed bill
    La Grange Elementary School District 102's school board joined a host of other suburban school boards in the Chicago area Thursday night in voicing concern about the potential loss of millions of dollars in state aid under pending legislation. Senate...

    IHSA officials won't attend Friday state legislature committee meeting

    IHSA officials won't attend Friday state legislature committee meeting
    Illinois High School Association leaders announced Monday that no one will represent the association officially at Friday's Elementary and Secondary Education Committee hearing at South Shore High School. IHSA officials had planned to attend and...