Seven incarcerated men at the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) are college graduates after completing Northeastern University's University Without Walls program at Stateville Correctional Center.
A recent survey of mostly public district and public charter school teachers finds that most of them would rather negotiate their own contracts as opposed to be bound by collective bargaining-reached agreements.
While lawmakers and industry experts agree that legislation is needed to drive interest in Illinois manufacturing careers, the impact of the governor’s progressive-tax proposal on the state’s economy stands to threaten whatever forward momentum can be achieved.
More Illinois public high school graduates left the state for college in 2017. Outmigration data shows that of all public high school graduates in 2017, one out of five (20.3 percent) signed up for classes at out-of-state colleges and universities.