Pritzker Signs Education Equity Bill Into Law

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. JB Pritzker joined members of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus on Monday to sign a measure aimed at advancing equity in education in the state. House Bill 2170, known as the Education and Workforce Equity Act, contains over 20 provisions aimed at decreasing racial gaps in opportunity and attainment that currently persist […]

State School Board Requests $400 Million Funding Increase, Including K-12 Boost

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois State Board of Education officials on Monday made their case for an added $362.1 million to the state’s evidence-based funding formula and $50 million in early childhood education grants, pushing back on the governor’s proposal to keep state K-12 education funding flat next fiscal year. In total, the board recommended a $406 million, […]

Bills Address Tollway Rates For Small Trailers, Future Railway Infrastructure

SPRINGFIELD – A House transportation committee on Monday advanced two bills, one lowering toll rates for small trailers and another creating a forum on future railway infrastructure. House Bill 394 and House Bill 399 were both sponsored by Rep. Martin Moylan, D-Des Plaines. Both received a unanimous 13-0 vote to move to the House floor. HB 394 states […]

Illinois Video Game Ban Bill Faces Uphill Legal, Scientific Battles

SPRINGFIELD – A state representative wants to ban violent video games. He says they contribute to increased carjacking in Chicago. It’s far from the first time state lawmakers have taken the idea for a test drive. Illinois and other states have tried, and failed, to pass bans on those kinds of games in the past. Experts […]

¿Dónde Puede Obtener Su Vacuna COVID-19 En El Centro De Illinois?

Actualizado el 8 de marzo a las 11:00 a.m.Esta es una publicación actualizada sobre la cual los residentes de Illinois pueden recibir la vacuna COVID-19, cuándo y dónde. Illinois ha comenzado su fase de vacunación más reciente que cubre a los trabajadores y residentes esenciales de 65 años o más. RECURSOS • Departamento de Salud […]

Can A High School Class Help Heal The Political Divide?

NORMAL – Tracy Freeman heard from a former student earlier this year. Freeman, who teaches social studies at Normal West Community High School in central Illinois, says the student had traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in the Trump rally on January 6.  The former student said they didn’t go into the U. S. Capitol […]