The Wall Street Journal has praised Gov. Bruce Rauner’s efforts in the school funding reform debate that led to the introduction of a school choice program in the reform legislation, according to a recent release from the Illinois Republican Party.
Former state school employee Jane Locascio, who retired in August 2017, saved $15,325 toward a pension over 2 years working for public schools, Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois records show.
Former state university employee Edward Smith, who retired in August 2017, saved $128,699 toward a pension over 30 years working for state universities, State Universities Retirement System of Illinois records show.
The historic new Illinois school funding bill enacted on Thursday will give money to where it is most needed, nnot only to schools but also to low- and middle-income students who have been forced to attend underperforming schools, according to a press release from Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Not all intergovernmental agreements or contracts entered into by public agencies are legal, and the public should not feel intimidated by the law and fail to question the agreements, the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) posted on their Illinois Leaks website recently.
Illinois raised state income taxes by 32 percent this summer, supposedly to pay down its vendor debt, yet that debt has only increased, providing further proof that taxes will keep going up until residents take a stand, according to Edgar County Watchdogs co-founder Kirk Allen.
The Illinois Republican Party has put out a "Tax Hike Team" chart showing Democratic gubernatorial candidates’ supposed connections to House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) as they begin to circulate their candidacy petitions.
The current provider of medical and mental health services for Illinois prison inmates, Wexford Health, has, by any measure, an unhealthy track record: the Pittsburgh-based company recently was sued in Illinois and Mississippi, and fired in Florida.
Three Chicago publications recently helped the Illinois Republican Party's ongoing efforts to show the connection between former Rod Blagojevich when he was governor and gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker.
Billionaire and Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker donated more than $121,000 to Rod Blagojevich's political aspirations, making him the fifth-largest donor to the now-disgraced for governor, according to the Illinois Republican Party.