Friday, May 27, 2022

Sen Andy Manar (D) on Fixing the School Funding Formula

State Sen Andy Manar, who's worked for years trying to alter the school funding formula, which he says provides vastly unfair results in funding...

One-on-One with Cinda Klickna, President of the Illinois Education Association

From Springfield:  As the state struggles to form a new budget, and with a new US Dept of Education Secretary pushing for more Charter...

YMCA Youth and Government Program.

Springfield- We talk to Sean Nelson, the executive director of the YMCA Youth and Government program, a program that gets high school students involved in...

Higher Education Reform Package Designed to Keep Students in Illinois

As the Spring Session of the legislature drew to a close, a package of legislative reforms were offered by a bipartisan group of lawmakers...

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...

In FY 2020 Budget, Governor Pritzker Lays Out His Multi-Year Plan...

From the State Capitol, February 20, 2019 -- In his first Budget Address, Gov JB Pritzker spoke about the need to control...

IL School Boards Assn’s Ben Schwarm on SB 16

As the Legislature is about to return for the Fall Veto Session, we go one on one with Ben Schwam, of the Illinois Assn...

The Need to be an “Unlearned Leader”

From the Illinois Assn of School Boards, we speak with two co-authors, about their book on the need to unlearn what we thought we...

Setting State Standards for Disciplining Elementary & High School Students

From the State Capitol:  We talk with Rep Will Davis (D) who was the House sponsor of SB-100, that passed in 2015, but which...

Dire Need to Pass Higher Education Funding

From the University of Illinois - Springfield: Sen Dick Durbin and Higher Education leaders, discuss the growing financial crisis within higher education, in 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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