An Illinoisan attending the University of Illinois will spend nearly $8,000 more per year than a Missourian at Missouri State University-Springfield, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of 116 four-year public universities in 10 Midwestern states based on enrollment.
Four Republican senators made it clear to Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) officials how upset they were with the school funding holdup at Tuesday's Senate Education Committee hearing on the SB650 Mandate Waiver.
Illinois Valley residents would pay $71,139,208 more in state income taxes if the state agrees to increase school funding by $7.2 billion, according to a Illinois Valley Times analysis of Illinois Department of Revenue data.
Rep. Ryan Spain (R-Peoria) discussed the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations Illinois must follow at the House Appropriations Human Services Committee Hearing Hospital Assessment issue.
Six Illinois Republican lawmakers have moved to block a bill Gov. Bruce Rauner signed in August exempting illegal immigrants from being deported if local authorities apprehend them on unrelated matters.