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Money matters: How school funding inequities affect students, taxpayers Money matters: How school funding inequities affect students, taxpayers

Money matters: How school funding inequities affect students, taxpayers

During the 2017-2018 academic year, new data from the Illinois State Board of Education shows, school districts with large amounts of property wealth were better funded than their property-poor counterparts, enabling them to spend more money per-pupil. That in turn translated into higher student test scores in math and English language arts.

Illinois reports job gains, lower unemployment Illinois reports job gains, lower unemployment

Illinois reports job gains, lower unemployment

Unemployment rates in all 14 metropolitan areas in Illinois dropped over the past 12 months as the state’s economy added more than 61,000 jobs, according to preliminary numbers released Thursday by state and federal labor agencies. “Illinois has a bright future for residents and businesses, and we’re building an economy that works for everyone throughout the state,”...
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