It's hard to find an issue that unites Illinois lawmakers, yet members of both political parties and Governor Bruce Rauner have consistently agreed the state needs to change the way it funds schools. Now, with the filing of two separate legislative plans, that once-unison chorus sounds out of tune. State Senator Jason Barickman is the author of one of those plans. Our education desk reporter Dusty R hodes quizzed him on how he intends to fix the flaws in the state's current funding formula.
Legislation aims to improve working conditions for temporary workers as the need for them increases.
If you feel no one is listening to your concerns about the state budget impasse, you’ll have a chance to be heard Thursday night.
There are reasons for legalizing industrial hemp. Might pot and ditch weed help ease the state's financial crisis and boost its farm economy?
What makes a high-quality learning program effective not just for the child but the whole family? What else, besides a well-run pre-K , is essential to help families break out of intergenerational poverty? These are some of the key questions that an approach called "two-generation" programs are working to answer. There are many of these "two-gen" programs across the U.S. And while they differ in emphasis and detail, at their core they intentionally focus on ways to help both the child and...