Downstate Democrats are basically stabbing their own districts' teachers and schoolchildren in the back by supporting Senate Bill 1's provisions tailored to Chicago Public Schools (CPS), the Illinois Republican Party said in a press release.
The State Journal-Register recently joined the media bashing of Democratic legislators, offering its take on the ongoing struggle to get funding in place for Illinois' public schools, according to the Illinois Republican Party.
Gov. Bruce Rauner's amendatory veto of the state's public education funding bill would finally eliminate "some of the most unfair and inequitable practices" in K-12 funding: subsidies brought about by tax increment financing (TIF) districts and the state's Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (PTELL), the Illinois Policy Institute contends.
The Illinois Republican Party has released several new digital ads for Facebook targeting House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) for pushing a school funding formula that the GOP says favors Chicago Public Schools (CPS), according to a recent release from the party.
George Sheldon, the former director of the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS), mismanaged the agency by improperly hiring a consultant, making improper payments and violating vehicle use policies, according to the state's Office of Executive Inspector General (OEIG).
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) is nearing completion of a project that will move professional certifications online -- exactly where they belong, some state officials contend.
Residents of Cook, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties don't have to stress about having their taxes done on time on top of the flooding difficulties they've already faced recently, according to a press release from Gov. Bruce Rauner's office.
Health insurance options for those on plans under the Affordable Care Act are dwindling in Illinois, and things are only going to get worse without taxpayer intervention, C. Steven Tucker, founder and principal broker of HealthInsuranceMentors.com, contends.