The University of Illinois Board of Trustees recently approved a construction contract for a UIS Student Union building, depicted here in the architectural firm's rendering.
Susan Koch, chancellor of the University of Illinois in Springfield, hosted a budget forum last week. And despite receiving no state funding for more than nine months, she had some good news to share with faculty and staff at the forum.
Some Illinois districts spend just above six-thousand dollars per student in a school year, while other districts spend more than five times that amount. The difference is due to the disparity in property values across the state, because schools rely on property taxes for funding.
Thanks to all who took the time to participate in the NPR Illinois Advisory Convening. K-12 funding was the main topic the group discussed. Listen to the unedited, raw audio to hear how it progressed. It has been posted in two parts to make file size manageable. View the slide show of the participants above.