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Pritzker signs coal ash removal bill; opponents say more changes needed Pritzker signs coal ash removal bill; opponents say more changes needed

Pritzker signs coal ash removal bill; opponents say more changes needed

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a new state law this week aimed at ensuring safe closure of toxic coal ash pits and financial protections for taxpayers should the pits cause environmental disaster. While advocates said the bill was a significant step forward for clean air and water, opponents including the Illinois Chamber of Commerce said changes were needed to the bill moving forward.
State Board of Education releases new world languages standards State Board of Education releases new world languages standards

State Board of Education releases new world languages standards

Foreign language teachers in Illinois are being asked to update the way they teach those courses starting in the upcoming school year by putting more emphasis on world cultures and how to use languages across different academic disciplines. The Illinois State Board of Education on Wednesday released its newly-updated educational standards for world languages, replacing ones that were adopted...
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