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Gov Rauner Signs SB-1947 Into Law, Saying “This is a...

Chicago, Aug 31, 2017 -- In a rather rare display of a bipartisan celebration of the passing of legislation, House and Senate members of...

Illinois Senators Vote to Pass SB-1947, Changing the State’s Education Formula

State Capitol:   After the Illinois Senate voted to approve the bill changing the state's formula for distributing money to school districts around the...

Ken Griffin, Reportedly “The Richest Man in Illinois,” Donates $125 Million...

Nov 1, 2017 - The AP says Ken Griffin, who reportedly made his first million while still in college, by trading stocks, is donating...

Bryan Lewis on Running the SURS’ $17 Billion Pension Fund

The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) W. Bryan Lewis, the new executive director of the $17.4 billion state pension fund, talks with members...

SCHOOLS SUE DEADBEAT STATE FOR LACK OF “ADEQUATE” FUNDING OR COMPENSATION...

State Capitol - 17 Southern Illinois school districts announced they are suing the State, Governor and the Illinois State Board of Education, ISBE,  to hold...

Sen Andy Manar (D) Files SB-1 to Reform School Funding Formula

  SPRINGFIELD – A school funding reform measure filed this week by Senator Andy Manar (D) mirrors a plan pending in the Illinois House.  ...

Does the “CARES Act” Present a Funding Threat to Higher Education?

By Danyella Wilder, Amy Sokolow, Yun Hao July 24, 2020 - For-profit colleges accounted for...

Our One-on-One with Dr Tom Bertrand, of the Illinois School Assn...

Springfield - The task of managing the dollars, staff, and host of changing challenges in education has never been greater. As this...

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...

Author Patrick Rice: Vanishing School Boards

We talk with Patrick Rice, PhD, about his book "Vanishing School Boards" which concerns the growing intrusion of State and Federal governments into the...

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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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