Laurie Higgins, a cultural issues writer for the Illinois Family Institute, believes the Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 School Board had no choice but the one it made when it cancelled the scheduled visit of gay children’s book author Robin Stevenson after it became apparent that she planned to promote her latest work in her talk with students as young as 8 years old.
Public schools in Illinois spent $16,825 per student based on average daily attendance (ADA) figures, the 12th highest expenditure level among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a National Education Association report.
Americans for Prosperity-Illinois (AFP-IL) recently held a press conference to show its support for a senate bill that would end the practice of suspending state motorists' driver's licenses for non-driving offenses.
Illinois residents living below the poverty line in 2017-18 made up 10.9 percent of the state’s population, the 31st highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new Census Bureau data.
Nearly non-existent prohibitions against state lawmakers making money on the side are the root cause of a string of recent corruption charges against lawmakers and investigations into their money-making schemes, a good government advocate says.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois at Chicago and Illinois State University reported receiving the most state financial aid during the 2018-19 academic year among Illinois schools.
Policies and incentives promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in Illinois number 91, the 12th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed in a federally funded database.
Officials from Northfield-based Medline Industries, Inc. are objecting to the recent passage in the Illinois House of a bill that would ban the use of a chemical used to sterilize medical equipment by pointing to the company’s “exemplary safety record and the importance of ethylene oxide sterilization to Illinois hospitals.”
Illinois state Reps. Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva), Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville) and Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) have been named to a bipartisan Special Investigating Committee weighing the potential expulsion of Democratic colleague Rep. Luis Arroyo (D-Chicago).
Legislative Inspector General (LIG) Carol Pope has sent a letter to Illinois state government leaders seeking authority via subpoena power to launch probes without first going through Legislative Ethics Commission (LEC) channels.