The Supreme Court Sides With NCAA Athletes In A Narrow Ruling

Faced with the prospect of reshaping college athletics, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a narrow but potentially transformative ruling Monday in a case that pitted college athletes against the NCAA. At issue in the case were NCAA rules that limit educational benefits for college players as part of their scholarships. The athletes maintained that the […]

Vaccinated Illinoisans Automatically Entered Into $10 Million Lottery

SPRINGFIELD – Any vaccinated Illinoisan will be automatically entered into a lottery for $10 million in prizes without having to take any extra steps to enter. Gov. JB Pritzker announced the “all in for the win” vaccine lottery at an event in Chicago, noting it would award $7 million in cash prizes for adults 18 […]

Private School Advocates Urge Pritzker To Leave Scholarship Donation Tax Credits Alone

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker is pushing to scale back a state income tax refund for private school scholarship donors from 75 cents on the dollar to 40 cents . The income tax credit was one of several provisions included in a 2017 law that dramatically changed the state’s K-12 education funding formula . The “Invest in Kids Act” allows […]

Catholic Church Opposes Governor’s Proposed Change To Scholarship Tax Credits

SPRINGFIELD – The Catholic Conference of Illinois is lobbying against proposed tax changes for the 2022 fiscal year that would reduce an income tax credit gained for donations to private scholarships. In a letter released Tuesday, Cardinal Blase Cupich of the Archdiocese of Chicago joined bishops representing the state’s other five dioceses – administrative districts […]