Schools

Small and Mid-Size Illinois Schools May be Most Affected by State Budget Impasse
May 12, 2017

Public universities in Illinois have been vocal about their struggles with the lack of fundin...

These are the Top 20 'most challenging' Illinois high schools in 2017
May 11, 2017

Sixty-five public and private high schools in Illinois are among the nation’s most challenging,...

Why Illinois school funding needs to be fixed now
Apr 25, 2017

Guest view Tony Sanders is the CEO of SD U-46, based in Elgin; Gary Tipsord is the superintend...

Illinois universities' credit ratings downgrades contain warnings for all of Illinois
Apr 23, 2017

Congratulations, everybody! Illinois now has five public universities with junk bond credit ratin...

How much does your Illinois school district spend per student?
Apr 21, 2017

As calls to reform the way Illinois funds public education grow louder, new data released on per ...

Following S&P rating downgrades, 5 Illinois universities now have junk bond status
Apr 21, 2017

Just days after Moody’s Investors Service placed six of Illinois’ public universities under r...

Lawsuit outlines the basics of Illinois school funding problems
Apr 20, 2017

For many years, there's been consensus in Springfield that the Illinois school funding formula is...

Moody's: 6 Illinois universities facing potential credit rating downgrades
Apr 18, 2017

Moody's Investors Service once again has the state's higher education institutions in its crossh...

These 19 Illinois school districts are in the worst financial shape
Apr 14, 2017

A statewide analysis of school districts' finances shows there was an overall improvement in thei...

Meet Jake Leahy, Illinois' youngest elected official
Apr 10, 2017

When Jake Leahy decided to run for his local school board, he wasn’t even legally eligible to v...

Here's the next Illinois episode of "Cut the Crap!"
Apr 03, 2017

Bah-da-buh-bad-da! Helloooo, welcome back, everyone. It’s time for another episode of that Illi...

Fact-check: Has Gov. Rauner consistently pushed to cut autism funding?
Mar 30, 2017

This article also appears on the website of PolitiFact Illinois, an exclusive partnership between...

Democrats answer Rauner with 'comeback agenda' to fix Illinois
Mar 29, 2017

Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday unveiled what they’ve dubbed the “Illinois Comeback Agenda,...

Illinoisans, let's turn our attention to our political train wreck
Mar 27, 2017

Congratulations, my fellow Illinoisans. You helped derail Trumpcare. Truly, that was citizen a...

The cursive question: Illinois rep says it should make a comeback. Should it?
Mar 22, 2017

Learning cursive can be... Are you a fan or foe of cursive? Illinois state Rep. Chris...


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