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Pritzker outlines draft $41.5 billion ‘Rebuild Illinois’ capital plan Pritzker outlines draft $41.5 billion ‘Rebuild Illinois’ capital plan

Pritzker outlines draft $41.5 billion ‘Rebuild Illinois’ capital plan

Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday briefed lawmakers on a proposed capital improvements plan that calls for spending $41.5 billion on transportation, education, public health and other infrastructure projects over six years, funded by a host of new or increased taxes and fees.

Bill suspending teacher basic skills test heads to governor Bill suspending teacher basic skills test heads to governor

Bill suspending teacher basic skills test heads to governor

A test required for teacher licensing that many argue has contributed to the state’s teacher shortage might soon be suspended. The Illinois Senate on Thursday passed and sent to Gov. J.B. Pritzker House Bill 423, which would put what is known as the “test of basic skills” on hold until July 1, 2025, while state officials try to determine whether that will help relieve the...
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