Sunday, October 22, 2017

After Political Back-flips, the Illinois House Passes an Education Funding Bill

State Capitol:   If anyone thinks democracy is easy, they should come to Illinois.  On Monday, the House spent an hour debating a new...

Legislative Leaders Say They’ve Reached an Agreement “In Principle” on Education...

Chicago -- Speaker Madigan cancelled the House session that was to have met this past Wednesday for a vote to try and override the...

Using Tax Credits to Privately Fund Education Scholarships for Low-Income Students

From the State Capitol: We talk with Lennie Jarratt, of the Heartland Institute, and hear how the use of tax credits applied to privately...

BiPartisan Panel of Lawmakers Share Their Goals on School Funding Reform

From the City Club of Chicago - the leaders in their caucus for education funding reform share the stage to discuss how Illinois can...

Exec Dir of the IL Assn of School Administrators, Gives His...

From Springfield, August 17, 2017 -- We talk with Dr Brent Clark, Executive Director of the Illinois Assn. of School Administrators, and hear how school...

Speaker Madigan: “We are Not Going to Walk Away from...

State Capitol:  While Gov Rauner and the Republicans were gathered at the State Fair for Governor's Day, and denouncing Speaker Madigan's control of the...

Gov Rauner Wants Immediate Discussions on Education Reform

CHICAGO (Aug. 14, 2017) – Gov. Bruce Rauner released the following statement regarding education funding reform negotiations: “Today, we are calling on the four legislative...

Illinois Senate Votes to Override Gov Rauner’s Veto of SB-1, the...

State Capitol:  The Illinois Senate today voted to override Gov Rauner's veto of SB-1, the education funding bill, on a vote of 38 Yes,...

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...

Illinois Senate in Session at 2 PM Sunday, in Expected Vote...

Springfield - In what seems to be in many ways a replay of the Budget Battle we had in July, when the legislature voted...

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Mark Rhoads, Author of “Land of Lincoln:Thy Wondrous Story”

From the Pasfield House in Springfield: We talk with former Illinois State Senator Mark Rhoads about his book, "Land of Lincoln: Thy Wondrous Story"...

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