Black Hawk College is among two-year universities in Illinois that reported borrowers defaulting on school loans they started repaying in 2014, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.
The revenue Annawan Community Unit School District 226 received through local taxes increased 32.2 percent from fiscal year 2008 to 2017, adjusted for inflation, according to a Rock Island Today analysis of public schools data.
Carbon Cliff-Barstow School District 36, Silvis School District 34 and Rock Island Milan School District 41 reported the highest rate of students suspended for any reason during the 2016-17 school year in Quad Cities.
About 67 percent of ninth graders in 2017 were on track to graduate at a school where the four-year graduation rate was 89 percent that year, according to the latest Illinois schools report card by the Illinois State Board of Education.
The revenue Cambridge Community Unit School District 227 received through local taxes increased 45.4 percent from fiscal year 2008 to 2017, adjusted for inflation, according to a Rock Island Today analysis of public schools data.
Rep. Tony McCombie (R-Savanna) recently said voters should decide whether to pass a progressive tax hike proposed by gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker, despite opposing such a measure earlier this year.