More than 130 Illinois public school administrators who signed witness slips in opposition to a bipartisan bill that aims to consolidate Illinois school districts make six-figure salaries, according to an analysis compiled this week.
State Sen. Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria) said he was worried about funding for a bill that would give schools the option of connecting at-risk students with anger management classes during a Senate Education Committee hearing last week.
Carbon Cliff-Barstow School District 36, Mercer County School District 404 and Geneseo Community Unit School District 228 are area districts listed among those that received the lowest financial ratings in Illinois by the Illinois StateBoard of Education
As Illinois Democrats continue to push for Gov. J.B. Pritzker's so-called "Fair Tax" that one online news outlet calls dishonest, state House Rep. Dan Swanson (R-Alpha) warned attendees at a recent town hall meeting that lower-income state residents should be wary.
Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider finds it difficult to seriously consider Gov. J.B. Pritzker's graduated income tax-hike proposal, given the source of the plan's own history of personal finance.
Illinois state Rep. Toni McCombie (R-Savanna) is as proud of the bill she recently drafted that will grant protections to Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and Adult Protective Service workers as she is of any legislation she has sponsored during her two-plus years in Springfield.
Even without the increases in the Illinois gas tax now being proposed by state lawmakers, Illinois has the 10th highest state gas taxes in the nation, according to July 2018 numbers from the Washington-based Tax Foundation.
The number of vacant homes in Rock Island County was more than 1,600 in the third quarter of 2018, a 182-unit increase over what it was a year ago, according to real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.