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Proposal for uniform admissions standards ignites controversy Proposal for uniform admissions standards ignites controversy

Proposal for uniform admissions standards ignites controversy

Rep. André Thapedi (D-Chicago), who was unsuccessful in pushing through similar legislation in 2018, is sponsoring a revised proposal this year to guarantee that any student who graduates from an accredited high school in Illinois and who meets certain academic standards would be guaranteed admission to any of the state’s public higher education institutions.

Senate Democrats send minimum wage bill to House Senate Democrats send minimum wage bill to House

Senate Democrats send minimum wage bill to House

A bill to raise Illinois’ minimum wage passed the state Senate on partisan lines Thursday, Feb. 7, after Gov. J.B. Pritzker made a personal appeal to Democratic lawmakers at a private caucus prior to the vote. Senate Bill 1 received only Democratic votes as it passed by a 39-18 margin, putting the onus on the Illinois House to get the bill to Pritzker’s desk by his requested...
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