SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn won’t say whether he supports a smaller-scale pension overhaul that could become the framework for reforming the state’s massively underfunded retirement systems.
Republican Bruce Rauner has made a $500,000 donation to his campaign for Illinois governor, lifting the caps on political contributions for everyone in the 2014 race and ensuring a big-money battle for the state’s top job.
Gov. Pat Quinn gave his campaign a strong shot of caffeine with his pick of nationally-known education reformer Paul Vallas as his running-mate.
The LifeSpan Center held the Coles County Retired Teachers meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12.
District 155 Board of Education unanimously voted against teachers union binding arbitration offer on Thursday, Nov. 14.
A food-safety training manual piloted in Chicago Public Schools will serve as a national model for schools seeking to grow produce for their school cafeterias. The manual looks at such things as water sources and soil content.
MT. VERNON — People in Mt. Vernon may soon see higher property taxes. The Mt. Vernon Township High School board has proposed raising its taxes by nearly 8 percent.
Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill Wednesday to return $8.4 million from the former Wood River Township Hospital to property owners whose taxes supported the facility.
DIXON – The Dixon school district paid Robert Campbell, who was recently arrested on sexual abuse charges, to lead four musical performances.
Police say foul play is not suspected in the death of a former Moline middle school teacher whose body was found Wednesday on the side of Interstate 88 near Dixon.
BLUE MOUND — After teacher Terri Hill kidded a couple of her students about being “real women” because they hoisted a heavy box of canned goods between them and toted it out to the waiting truck, eighth-grader Marshall Brown couldn’t resist
LEXINGTON — A Lexington High School math teacher accused last year of exchanging text messages with two male students will respond to a complaint related to the messages at a hearing today called by the State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board.
With the last of its debt to be paid off next month, property owners in Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 will receive a smaller tax bill from the school district next year, officials said.
Many Michigan charter schools are run by for-profit companies and deliver a quality education
With the cap on charter schools lifted in Michigan, the pressure from teachers unions and others in the education establishment is rising against the for-profit management companies that operate many of the charters. But the evidence strongly suggests those fears are unfounded.
Michelle Obama is joining President Barack Obama’s efforts to get the United States on track to have the highest percentage of college graduates by 2020.
Noting how the first American Education Week was founded in 1921 after World War I when draft boards discovered that about 25% of draftees were illiterate
Insurance industry officials serving Springfield-area customers reacted with both cautious optimism and concern Thursday after President Obama shifted course and said he will allow insurers to renew health plans scheduled to expire because of the Affordable Care Act.
State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia (D-Aurora) wants to take away the Illinois State Charter School Commission’s power to overrule local school boards if they reject proposals from charter firms trying to set up new schools in their districts.
Terry Link, the College of Lake County, the Illinois Federation of Teachers and the Illinois Education Association. Benefit experts will be on hand to help retirees
Usually politicians like to drive something quiet, comfortable and under-the-radar; especially if they’re doing it on the taxpayer’s dime. But, in west suburban Bellwood–a village of 20,000 people that’s just two miles wide and millions of dollars in debt–the mayor’s choice of wheels has some taxpayers wondering whether they’ve been taken for a ride.
It’s no secret why the media loves a new political star. It’s so much easier than digging into serious issues and doing real reporting. Last year, for 15 minutes each, they went gaga over Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Herman Cain. But, no doubt about it, for the media this year’s new political darling is Gov. Chris Christie.
California shuts down sites that tried to capitalize on confusion over the healthcare law
Officials say they arrested 348 adults following a global investigation
The world’s most populous nation is loosening its decades-long policy limiting the size of families
Whistleblowers provide new details to a Senate committee of bad behavior by the people responsible for protecting the President
The app’s designer and psychology experts weigh in on exactly what makes it so irresistible
Why the Raiders-Jets game on Nov. 17, 1968, was the most influential regular-season game in National Football League history
Parents in two urban areas in England are to be offered money to attend a parenting academy to learn how to support their children’s schoolwork.
Word of the Day for Fri., Nov. 15, 2013
maugre \MAW-ger\, preposition:
in spite of; notwithstanding.