A plan by Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Plainfield) to tie continuation of the Invest in Kids Act, a private-school scholarship program, contingent upon the General Assembly satisfying a minimum funding level for all schools each year, according to a report from the Illinois News Network.
The first suffragette convention took place, the first African-American baseball league forms, and the anniversaries of a destructive fire and mass shooting are among this week's milestones in Illinois history.
News that Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago), part of a crowded field of Democrats vying for the attorney general seat Lisa Madigan is vacating, received a six-figure donation to his war chest might have raised fewer eyebrows if a couple of facts had been left out of the story.
Six Illinois Republican lawmakers have moved to block a bill Gov. Bruce Rauner signed in August exempting illegal immigrants from being deported if local authorities apprehend them on unrelated matters.
Although Gov. Bruce Rauner’s approval of a bill in August to create an automatic voter registration program in Illinois was largely met with media praise, it stunned some critics – especially since he had vetoed a similar measure a year ago.