A plan to change the Illinois school funding formula is starting to emerge, although specifics aren't being released yet.
The plan comes from the Education Funding Advisory Committee. It's been meeting since August to try to come up with a way to make the formula more fair, in particular when it comes to funding differences between Chicago and downstate schools.
Governor Pat Quinn's comments Wednesday on prioritizing education resonated with a state senator that serves the University of Illinois.
That's Democrat Mike Frerichs of Champaign, who said he agrees with the Governor that making early childhood education funding a priority is critical.
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EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A southwestern Illinois high school student and his parents will get $910,000 under a jury award related to injuries the teenager sustained in a bicycle accident.
A local lawmaker doesn't think the idea of a progressive income tax will have enough support to become reality.
A candidate for Illinois Attorney General said he'd like to see the issue of term limits tackled at a party level.
That's according to Republican Paul Schimpf, who said politicians should serve no more than two terms. But he said there may be another way to get that done than the current campaign by gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner that looks to put the issue to voters.
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A group of Republican Illinois lawmakers is looking to stop people with multiple criminal convictions or ties to gangs from getting a state job.
The comments come in reaction to a recent Chicago Sun-Times report that revealed that a state prison official had over 20 arrests and ties to gang activity.
Officials said the first half of 2013 was the wettest on record in Illinois, but overall the year's precipitation was only a few inches above average.
State Climatologist Jim Angel said the statewide average precipitation last year was around 44 inches. That's around 3.6 inches above normal, with nearly 30 inches of that amount falling in the first half of 2013.
Even though she will soon no longer be a part of the governor's executive team, the state's lieutenant governor is still making her opinion known on which candidates may not be right for the governor's office.
Democrat Sheila Simon sounded off Tuesday on the WDWS Morning Show, saying that statements about organized labor by Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner trouble her.