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Senate Education Committee advances e-learning compromise Senate Education Committee advances e-learning compromise

Senate Education Committee advances e-learning compromise

Illinois’ five-hour classroom time mandate would be reinstated, but school districts would still be able to maintain and expand e-learning and internship programs under an amendment approved Tuesday in the Illinois Senate Education Committee. The amendment was passed unanimously to Senate Bill 28.

Pritzker releases initial rates in push for income tax overhaul Pritzker releases initial rates in push for income tax overhaul

Pritzker releases initial rates in push for income tax overhaul

Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker framed Illinois’ $3.2 billion structural budget deficit as having three possible solutions Thursday: a 15 percent across-the-board cut to state spending, including education; a 20 percent income tax increase on every Illinoisan; or his preferred solution of a graduated income tax structure, which he claims will lower taxes on 97 percent of Illinoisans. At a...
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