Friday, August 14, 2020

IL Authors: “Lincoln in the Illinois Legislature”

Professor Ron Keller of Lincoln College, is the author of "Lincoln in the Illinois Legislature" which examines the early public career of...

Stop Gap Funding for Higher Education

Rep Mike Fortner (R) discusses his plan to pass a temporary "Stop Gap" funding bill that would fund MAP Grants, and keep colleges and...

Revisiting Illinois’ Pension Challenges.

From the City Club of Chicago: Senators Dan Biss (D) and Matt Murphy (R), join journalist Amanda Vinicky and Lawrence Msall of the Civic...

Evidence Based Funding for Education.

Sen Jason Barickman and leaders in Illinois Education, discuss an approach to funding Illinois education that is based on metrics of what is working,...

How are Schools Preparing to Open in August, While There Is...

From Springfield:  We speak with Roger Eddy, the Executive Director of the Illinois Association of School Boards,  on what school officials are doing to...

Illinois YMCA Youth and Government to Mark Its 69th Annual General...

Springfield - For decades, it's been a way of making the lessons on the workings of state government both understandable, educational and fun. That...

IFT President, Dan Montgomery: The Myth of School Choice

From the City Club of Chicago: Dan Montgomery, President of the Illinois Federation of Teachers, gives an address from the City Club of Chicago...

Gov Rauner Says Senate Should Vote to Uphold His Veto of...

State Capitol - Gov Rauner and Republican Senate Leader Bill Brady, brief the press just prior to the Illinois Senate coming into session to hold...

Implementing, SB-100, the new School Discipline Code

From Springfield:  We talk with an authority on the new school discipline code that goes into effect statewide this fall.  We hear why he...

Sen Jason Barickman (R) Offers a Evidence-Based School Funding Formula &...

From the State Capitol:  Sen Jason Barickman talks about two bills he'll introduce that will change the state's school funding formula, from one that...

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Historian Mark DePue: Preserving Illinois’ Oral History

From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library:  We talk with historian and fmr military officer, Mark DePue on his work of conducting indepth oral history...

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